Well recently, I went to NJ with my mom dad and sisters to see my grandparents and other family members. While there my dad and I went to one of his friends houses and picked up my dads old rockwell hardness tester. While there my dad brought up the interest I had in woodworking and John (my dads’ friend) was like wait here. When he came back he led me to where had over 500bdft of 10/4 black walnut, 8/4 cherry and some nice 12/4 red oak. All has been drying in his barn for 20 years and has stayed straight as an arrow. When I saw this I was in awe and he said this will get you started and if you can prove to me you arnt going to waist it, I will give you the rest at a later point in time. So here is the piece of 10/4×13” x 37” piece of air dried black walnut.
So the project I will use this for is a small bench and then will bring it with me out to him next time I see him. I am so excited