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Forum topic by Kyle2112 posted 03-28-2016 03:41 AM 597 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kyle2112

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03-28-2016 03:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: figured walnut

Hi Folks, I get a lot of cut offs and usually cut my stock at 18” Sometimes I get these beautifully figured pieces and because they’ll chip and tear-out in the planer they usually don’t go into our boards. So my question is – what would you do with this piece. Board is 1” x 2” x 12” long. I don’t make knives, but would they make good scales? Some kind of art piece. Interested to see what others think when they see a board like this. Thanks,
Kyle

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JBrow

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#1 posted 03-28-2016 05:53 PM

Kyle2112,

One use I can think off is to incorporate the walnut into a picture frame with a contrasting wood. It could be ripped into narrower strips and included in the glue-up with perhaps hard maple to form the stock from which the frame could be built.

Alternatively, the walnut could be resawn and then ripped. The thinner narrower strips of walnut veneer could be inlayed into a contrasting wood. If the walnut is size just right, the beauty of the walnut would be preserved. Placing it in the middle of a contrasting wood, like maple, would draw attention to the walnut.

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#2 posted 03-28-2016 06:17 PM

Cut it in half, glue the 2 halves together and turn a nice handle out of it.

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#3 posted 03-28-2016 06:56 PM

In addition to the other suggestions, that piece would make some beautiful gun grips.

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#4 posted 03-28-2016 07:35 PM

I’d probably save it for 2 to 3 years and then give it to my neighbor for his fireplace.

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