LumberJocks

Wild Walnut - Pool Cue Case

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by smitty22 posted 12-23-2016 10:06 PM 792 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is to blog a build of a pool cue case, requested by a friend who donated a chunk of old-old American black walnut, supposedly from a 150-year old barn in Oklahoma. Wood was 8/4 about 90”x10” and twisted, bowed, cupped, but we thought maybe salvageable for the cue case.

Part 1 of this is the initial milling of the blank just to see if enough material will be left after resaw to 3/8”.

Chunk 1 ready for truing up in the planer (no jointer here). Had to cut the original blank into two pieces lengthwise to eliminate most of the bow.


This branch area looked like trouble –

Ready to run, dust collector ON, earmuffs ON, planer ON –

Looking pretty good, just lovely old pink-tinted black walnut right out of the center of the tree -

And after many passes thru the planer, a friendly face emerged on one side of blank #1, I call him Willy!

Closeup of Willy. Might be ET too! Looks friendly -

-- Smitty



3 comments so far

View BuckeyeMetz's profile

BuckeyeMetz

12 posts in 419 days


#1 posted 12-23-2016 11:11 PM

Definitely ET. Pool cue cases are relatively small, correct? Which means you’re going to lose ET. Anyway to make it the theme of the project?

View smitty22's profile

smitty22

714 posts in 2816 days


#2 posted 12-24-2016 12:39 AM

I’m going to try to preserve ET, any ideas on how would be welcome!

-- Smitty

View Roger's profile

Roger

20891 posts in 2673 days


#3 posted 12-24-2016 04:43 PM

Should be a beauty

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com