My Very First Wood Gloat

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Blog entry by therookie posted 06-10-2011 03:35 AM 3591 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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


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#1 posted 06-10-2011 03:49 AM

Talk about motivation! Good luck on your project.

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#2 posted 06-10-2011 03:58 AM

Nice piece of walnut! Now the pressure is on, so don’t screw it up. ;-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 06-10-2011 04:45 AM

Some people have all the luck…..oh don’t mind me I’m just turning green here!

-- Think it, See it, Design it. Build it, Enjoy it!

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#4 posted 06-10-2011 04:46 AM

OK, I’m officially jealous ;^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 06-10-2011 07:01 AM

What a great offer, and a great sense of play.

“Here. Play with this. Show me what you like to do. THAT could be going home with you.”

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#6 posted 06-10-2011 12:39 PM

You could carve his last will and testament in that piece whereby he just has to sign it to make sure you get all his wood. :)

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#7 posted 06-10-2011 01:49 PM

Way cool!

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#8 posted 06-10-2011 04:24 PM

Wow, Cool!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#9 posted 06-10-2011 09:21 PM

You will make a fine piece of furniture from this…

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#10 posted 06-10-2011 09:25 PM

I thought you said it was straight the edges are all wavy. Alistair why not just give it to me and I’ll find a use for it to prop something up on. LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 06-11-2011 04:21 AM

Didn’t your mom teach you, ya gotta share?

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#12 posted 06-11-2011 04:53 AM

Hubba hubba!!!!

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#13 posted 06-13-2011 01:15 AM

Dang! Now that’s a woodworkers dream!

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