|Project by Quixote||posted 1949 days ago||1916 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
Found this in some barn wood I was recycling.
These boards were part of a loft floor from an old barn that was built prior to the 1940’s. Interesting mix of oak, walnut, sycamore and poplar. This was a flooring board, so I’m guessing that the bullet was in the tree before it was harvested. No copper jacket, and the size appears to be a .22 caliber.
My little wizard metal detector found this bullet near a knot. I started to dig it out then remembered a post on LJ’s about letting the bullet run through the planer, the soft lead and copper shouldn’t damage the blades.(http://lumberjocks.com/topics/2864)
I did and it didn’t.
There’s a lot of character and possible story with this piece, I’m looking for suggestions about how to best use this piece.
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