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Blog entry by oldskoolmodder posted 2142 days ago 901 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a friend who owns a sawmill/lumber business, and I stopped by to pick this stuff up from him (yesterday) with absolutely nothing in mind. Only possibilities of what could possibly be one day.

But you might have a part in what I build with some of it. If you have any good suggestions for me.

I’ve got a while before I’m recovered from my hand injury (see my other blog entry), so since I won’t be using the machines anytime REAL soon, I need to occupy my mind with ideas for when that day comes when I get back into the shop.

First up – 6 pieces of Black Walnut (with plenty of sapwood) $8 for all 6 pcs. Varying widths of 5.5” (4), 7.75” (1), & finally 8.25” (1)

http://downloads.ricib.com/wal1.jpg

Next – 12 pcs of 1 3/4” x 1 3/4” x @ 28” (2) – 30” (10) each. Most likely legs for something. $5 for all 12 pcs.

http://downloads.ricib.com/silmpl1.jpg

& finally – A stick of Hickory that he threw in, when I asked if he had any, cheap. $2 for the piece.

http://downloads.ricib.com/hickory1.jpg

Who knows, your ideas could be what I build as my comeback project, hahaha.

Thanks for looking,
R

P/S/ – I’ve got lots more wood to get ideas on in upcoming blog posts.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric



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lazyfiremaninTN

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#1 posted 2142 days ago

Walnut always makes good cutting boards, and I think that the sap wood would make a great contrast.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 2142 days ago

The Walnut is beautiful so you can’t go wrong no matter what you dedcide to build from it ….my problem is that I keep collecting with out ever building anything larger than a breadbox ,, so as far as projects go I’m afraid I’m useless ! hahahaa ….....best wishes on a full and speedy recovery : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Christopher

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#3 posted 2142 days ago

I guess I think you should mail it to me!

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 2142 days ago

Nice score!! I am sure that there are some gorgeous projects in there.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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oldskoolmodder

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#5 posted 2142 days ago

Adrian, Cutting boards were the first thing that came to mind for the widest Walnut board.

Dusty, This is some of the most beautiful walnut that I’ve ever seen in person.

Christopher, I think you have a great idea as well. hehehe

Scott, I can’t wait to see what comes of any of this wood.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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Napaman

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#6 posted 2142 days ago

nice purchase….

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Karson

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#7 posted 2142 days ago

Great catch. I assume that he threw them at you.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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oldskoolmodder

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#8 posted 2142 days ago

Karson, You aren’t too far off. We used to play hockey together, he was a scorer, and I was a goalie. hehe

It’s always nice to know someone who can get you quality wood at cheap prices.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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Will Mego

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#9 posted 2141 days ago

well, if I had that piece of hickory, and I wish I did…I can’t see how thick it is, but my inclination is to make handmade tool handles.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." - http://www.willmego.com/

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oldskoolmodder

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#10 posted 2141 days ago

Will, it’s 13/16” Pretty much what all the wood is from this guy. I’d like to use the “bad” edge, as I’ve grown to like that rustic look that comes with using non straight edges. Handles are quite a possibility, in fact, maybe even a mallet or two.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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