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Outrageous Black Walnut with Hickory

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Project by woodrookieII posted 04-22-2017 02:55 PM 3017 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Son-In-Law gave me this piece of outrageous black walnut. His Grandfather had cleaned out the wood shop of one of his old friends whom had passed. They figure this wood was laying in the wood shop for 50 or so years. And…...he….....says…....there’s….....MORE!!!!

The hickory is a cut off from some flooring. Love the knots!

.......rookieII





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splintergroup

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#1 posted 04-22-2017 03:07 PM

That is some truly fine walnut. I applaud your courage to cut it up, I would have let it sit there until it told me what it wanted to be (someone else’s problem 50 years from now 8^)

Nice work!

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#2 posted 04-22-2017 03:56 PM

Wow Your box is so beautiful! I agree with splintergroup every word. I don’t think I would be worthy to bring a blade near it.
It’s like a 50+ year old time capsule.I can see a fire going on inside the wood! Love it! Nice Work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 04-22-2017 04:50 PM

Fantastic!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#4 posted 04-22-2017 05:00 PM

Wow…. that is a beautiful piece of lumber … you did a real nice job on that box!
A nice piece of lumber always looks better in a finished project :)

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#5 posted 04-22-2017 05:48 PM

This box is an outstanding piece and I love the wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 04-22-2017 06:06 PM

Outrageous to be sure!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 04-22-2017 09:39 PM

beautiful to say the least.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 04-22-2017 09:51 PM

That’s some awesome black walnut.

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#9 posted 04-22-2017 09:55 PM

Amazing! I see why he left that walnut sit for 50 years, I would say he was waiting for the perfect project. You really did it justice with your box. There’s more? I believe I would ask!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#10 posted 04-22-2017 10:05 PM

OMG! That Walnut is BEAUTIFUL! And you did a great job in showing it off.

I have heard that trees produce such decorative grain patterns when they are stressed.

Now excuse me while I go out in my backyard and bash my two black walnut trees with a baseball bat to try to get them to produce wood like that.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 04-22-2017 10:35 PM



OMG! That Walnut is BEAUTIFUL! And you did a great job in showing it off.

I have heard that trees produce such decorative grain patterns when they are stressed.

Now excuse me while I go out in my backyard and bash my two black walnut trees with a baseball bat to try to get them to produce wood like that.

Thanks for posting.

- leafherder

LOL!!

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woodrookieII

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#12 posted 04-22-2017 10:43 PM

Thanks all for the kind comments. Two of my most favorite woods came together for this box. But then wild black cherry ranks right up there as well. And then there’s spalted curly maple, too. And then…....oh never mind…...

....rookieII

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#13 posted 04-23-2017 12:14 AM

Nice!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#14 posted 04-23-2017 12:53 AM

Yep definately Nice.

I would give you 10 out of 10 for it, but so as you dont get a “fat” head, 9 out of 10 is my assessment

I spotted a couple of screws at the back that need dressing!! tee hee

Advance to Rookie I is in order

-- Regards Robert

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#15 posted 04-23-2017 01:57 AM

MAN that is sharp. Great job.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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