Tornado Salvage Black Walnut Burl

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Here’s another piece of the salvaged black walnut from the recent tornado. I would have turned it deeper, but there was a small rotted limb joined on the underside and I had to remove it. It left a cavity on one side underneath. The wood dictated the shape. But the burl pattern was so pretty, I just went as far as I could and then laquered it with several spray coats. You can see the magnificient burl when you zoom the pic. I was taught that if it holds water, it’s a bowl, and if it doesn’t, it’s a piece of art. Either way, it’s beauthiful wood and I’m glad I was able to keep it from shattering.

-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 04:10 AM

Whatever you want to call it, it’s beautiful!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 04:25 AM

That is one beautiful hunk of salvaged Black Walnut!

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

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 05:05 AM

Beautiful wood.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 09:25 PM

Hey Luvswood this is a very nice piece of work, I like your idea of using salvaged wood. Too bad so many good trees were destroyed around Tuscaloosa. Some of that area now looks like a war zone , but they are moving ahead quite well. Keep at it Keep smiling John

-- retired and smiling

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 10:12 PM

You’ve saved a lovely piece of Mother nature there, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 01:04 AM

thanks for the input and encouragement!

-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 03:35 AM

Could you post more pics from different angles? I’m having trouble enjoying the whole burl’s beauty. Man, that’s one nice lookin’ piece of wood!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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