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Forum topic by Waldschrat posted 02-05-2010 03:51 PM 988 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-05-2010 03:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood old church wood

So I though all you wood freaks out there might like this, although I admit it is probably a bit uneventfull for some… I thought it might interest others.

Its a chunk of wood I recieved from my mentor/ mastercabinetmaker and he has a small collection of really old wood… anyway, this piece is from a church spire from one of our old churches here in the valley. he estimates that its from around 1640 (well thats when it was built in the church). It looks like an average piece of wood, so I guess you will all just have to believe me. He has a small collection of stuff, and its cool, unfortunately I do not have any pics… maybe I could make some, but like I said unless you know where it came from its hard to tell how old it is.

It just cool to have such a piece of history in the hands. thought I would share

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#1 posted 02-05-2010 04:48 PM

That’s incredible! What are you going to do with it?

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 04:50 PM

Looks like wood alright LOL

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 07:35 PM

dont know yet, its old and I guess eventhough its ordinary mountain fir, the age makes it cool… maybe hang it on the wall

good one jim! ;-)

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#4 posted 02-06-2010 07:50 PM

For wood of that age, I would either frame it (another wood project) or
make something representative of the age of the wood – either way,
you have some woodwork ahead of you ;)

Uups, forgot -the other alternative is to get a certificate of authenticity
and either hand plane or cut it into small pieces and sell it to tourists (it’s only a
small piece, so it’s not a big waste of wood, besides you would
still have done some woodwork and earned a lot of money from it ;)

-- Vjeko Balas - Croatia

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#5 posted 02-08-2010 03:41 PM

thanks vjeko, not a bad way to finance some new tools!

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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