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Forum topic by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) posted 02-25-2010 04:21 AM 3927 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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02-25-2010 04:21 AM

Anyone know of a source for quilted walnut. Don’t know that I could afford it even if I found some but it’s nice to look and dream. Would sure like to make a box out of some of this!

Jim

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#1 posted 02-25-2010 04:43 AM

jim these guys have a hand pick and pricing by the board ,
good luck
http://www.bellforestproducts.com

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 04:46 AM

Have you tried contacting some of the LJ guys that do wood here? Socalwood, treebones, EricRFP and barlow come to mind.

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#3 posted 02-25-2010 05:09 AM

I’ve sold millions of board feet of Black and Claro Walnut. I have never seen any that I would consider quilted Walnut. It may exists but from what I’ve seen the “quilted Walnut” a incorrect name for fiddleback. If you know of any photos, post them here.

I would consider this Claro piece to be 5A fiddleback, not quilted.

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#4 posted 02-25-2010 05:13 AM

Maybe your thinking some walnut Burl Jim

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#5 posted 02-25-2010 05:30 AM

I had never heard of it either but this is described as “quilted walnut” and sure looks quilted to me.

Quilated Walnut

Shown in listing% on the Sawmill Creek forum

That’s a beautiful piece of fiddleback Claro Walnut you showed!

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#6 posted 02-25-2010 07:19 AM

Your photo is not showing and the Sawmill Creek forum needs a username and password to view. Can you save and email me the photos? On a PC just right click the photos and then click on “save photos as”. PM me and I’ll send you my email address.

Thanks, Eric.

-- Eric, NorCal www.rocklinforestproducts.com

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#7 posted 02-25-2010 01:37 PM

Try Downes & Reader.
They ship free too.

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#8 posted 02-25-2010 03:14 PM

All trees can show quilt/blister figure, it’s just more common in some species (Bigleaf Maple) than in others (spruce…yes, I’ve seen it!). While Black Walnut usually shows curl figure, it does occasionally show quilt…..but really not that often!

Anyway, I can’t get on to the SC site either, but here’s a different pic for you Eric.

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#9 posted 02-25-2010 05:06 PM

Well, let’s try this – Quilted Walnut

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#10 posted 02-26-2010 05:03 AM

Here is another image of a quilted walnut slab

Quilted Walnut Slab

Jim

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#11 posted 02-26-2010 05:38 AM

That is one nice board.

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#12 posted 02-26-2010 06:02 AM

Have you tried woodplanet? Its free for buyers – you just have to reqister. You can put in a request for whatever wood you want called a RFQ (request for quote) and list exactly what you want including how many bd foot…and what grade. You do not have to purchase…but folks will send you quotes….it worked great for me on some cocobolo and some birdseye maple I needed. You can put in the price you want…and location for shipping….also there are OTS (offers to sell) wood and some is very nicely priced.

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#13 posted 03-03-2010 06:37 PM

This wood is called many things depending on who you talk to and where you live. Bottom line here is it is spectacular wood. I cut some Claro Walnut with heavy fiddle back or quilting like this from a tree that almost went to the dump. The guy who salvaged these logs had me mill it for him and he has considered selling some but I think he may be saving it now that he understands the value.

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#14 posted 03-03-2010 09:03 PM

How much of this wood do you need? Just curious. It seems like it’ll be hard to find this figure/species in any large amounts…

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#15 posted 03-03-2010 09:55 PM

Only looking for perhaps 3 ft long x 6 in. wide – not too much. Would be even better at 1/2” thick but I can resaw it on my table saw if necessary.

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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