5 years in the Making Fiddleback Walnut

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Project by Bolerjack posted 11-01-2012 08:04 PM 2412 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is 6 slabs of mostly Curly and Fiddleback Black Walnut I milled out of an orchard, 5 years ago. This along with the other 20 slabs got brought home stickered and forgotten. Most of what I slab is 36” wide by at least 8’ or 10’ long and and these got forgotten and lost in the field. This summer I had to move my long term storage area and discovered them and remembered they were nice but not spectacular. I decided that I couldnt sell them as slabs so I planed them and will break them down into lumber, but was pleasantly surprised how much figure and color the wood has, thought I would share the pictures. Peace to All

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#1 posted 11-01-2012 08:11 PM

wow that is some beautiful wood indeed!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#2 posted 11-01-2012 08:32 PM

I second Steve’s WOW.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#3 posted 11-01-2012 08:34 PM

I want some!

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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#4 posted 11-01-2012 08:38 PM

I love walnut. That piece looks incredible.

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#5 posted 11-01-2012 08:47 PM

Looks pretty spectacular to me. Not much pretty wood up in this area. I wouldn’t know walnut if it bit me in the backside.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#6 posted 11-01-2012 08:57 PM

Definitely, an attractive piece of wood.

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#7 posted 11-01-2012 09:48 PM

Now you’re just teasing…..

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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#8 posted 11-02-2012 01:06 AM

Wow! That looks like it is begging to be a live edge slab table to me. Wish it was at my house!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 11-02-2012 03:00 AM

Let’s talk dimentions and BF price!!

-- Ken

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#10 posted 11-02-2012 04:17 AM

Ken I see your from Fallbrook, cool place I managed Avacado Orchards in the Bonsall area for many years and lived in what used to be sleepy little Temecula. Wife still has lots of family in Diego County. most of the slabs have be split on a bandsaw in half 10” to 12” wide x 40”to 48” long and at least 10/4 to 12/4 thick each. . Not sure about pricing probably more interested in trading a piece or two trying to save up an buy a Woodmizer, or Hud-Son portable sawmill.

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#11 posted 11-02-2012 01:57 PM

That is just about as bad as putting a bottle of whisky in front of an alcoholic. I checked your home site, and
you are too far away to drive to pick this wood up this afternoon. If you have more of this type of wood, it
should not take too long to get enough to buy the sawmill. Thank you for sharing. Oh yes, welcome to the
Lumberjocks site.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#12 posted 11-02-2012 02:25 PM

Im gonna need a bib, i cant stop the drool.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#13 posted 11-02-2012 04:28 PM

The thing I can not get over. Is that your “forgot” you had it… You must have one heck of a long term storage location! I do not deal lumber by any means so i have no idea what this type of location would look like. None the less, that is a good problem to have!

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#14 posted 11-03-2012 09:40 PM

Holy wow, looks spectacular to me!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#15 posted 12-02-2012 02:51 PM

Drool!... Wow, what a find, and re-find!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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