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Forum topic by MedicKen posted 11-05-2009 10:25 PM 1195 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-05-2009 10:25 PM

I love walnut. I have used it on a couple of recent projects and I love everything about this wood. I like the smell, the way it machines, sands, finishes and mostly I love the grain. I answered a craigslist ad for hardwood a few weeks ago and came across this:

Almost 16” wide!!

The board on the left is 8/4 as well as the 2 on the far right. Everything else is 4/4 and 6 1/2 to 8 feet long. Not bad for $130. I see a couple of really nice tables in my near future

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#1 posted 11-05-2009 10:41 PM

Nice find! I love walnut as well. There’s nothing that comes to life like a piece of walnut when you wipe a little oil on it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 11-05-2009 10:45 PM

Nice find!! The only thing that comes close to walnut is tiger strip maple, but walnut wins for most applications except Kentuck Rifle stocks:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 11-05-2009 11:14 PM

Ken, that is gorgeous wood. Walnut is such an easy wood to machine and all it needs is a clear coat to look beautiful.

Nice find.

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#4 posted 11-05-2009 11:36 PM

Beautiful wood good deal

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#5 posted 11-06-2009 12:52 AM

Great find,better deal.

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#6 posted 11-06-2009 05:23 AM

I’m Sport’in some wood!
I wish I was as lucky!

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#7 posted 11-06-2009 05:27 AM

I just recently had a CL Walnut score as well. There is one other advantage to walnut that I believe you missed, the chips laying on the floor look just like chocolate flakes. Ummmm chocolate.


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#8 posted 11-06-2009 05:47 AM

The one on the top left looks like it’s going to be fun!

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#9 posted 11-06-2009 06:58 PM

If you love walnut, you should check out this site— I’ve toured the place, and he’s got some amazing walnut (and more). If I remember correctly, he said that he has ~half a million board feet of walnut onsite! Need a 4” x 36” x 20’ slab? He’s probably got it…

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