The Key to Paradise in a Nut Shell

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Project by Randolph Torres posted 11-02-2008 07:06 PM 1597 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.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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#1 posted 11-02-2008 07:14 PM

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 11-03-2008 01:18 AM

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 11-03-2008 02:20 AM


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

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#4 posted 11-03-2008 01:53 PM

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 11-07-2008 03:57 PM

WOW!!! that is very cool.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 08-11-2009 10:45 PM

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 12-28-2009 06:52 AM

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 12-28-2009 07:09 AM

wonderful piece so cool

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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