The Key to Paradise in a Nut Shell

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Project by Randolph Torres posted 1994 days ago 1215 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an icon of the town I was raised in—Walnut Creek Ca., There was a sign as you entered town off of the freeway that stated “Welcome to Walnut Creek Paradise in a Nut Shell” (Walnuts were their #1 ag. crop) so I named this piece “The Key to Paradise in a Nut Shell” Both the Key and the Nut are Hollow Vessels. My Grandfather was a huge Orchardest and land owner, he harvested walnuts and prunes in Walnut Creek, Alamo, and Danville.

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#1 posted 1994 days ago

That’s very nice! There are an amazing number of segments in that ball.

If you want some walnut for your next one, come on up to Chico. They burn millions of tons of English walnut when replacing orchards around here.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#2 posted 1994 days ago

Wow! That is another wouderful work of art.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#3 posted 1994 days ago


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 1993 days ago

I’m sitting here just shaking my head in amazement! Stunning.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 1989 days ago

WOW!!! that is very cool.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 1712 days ago

Mann you have some really cool pieces, this is my fav

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 1574 days ago

What method do you use to cut your pieces with a slight taper? They are rather large rips so I assume you don’t do them on a table saw.

-- Dave West - Best Behaved Boys in Construction (and cabinet making)

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#8 posted 1574 days ago

wonderful piece so cool

-- Custom furniture

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