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John Morris

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1366 days ago

My trip to Tule Peak Timber the other day netted me some really nice chunks of wood to experiment with. Rob the owner of Tule Peak, gave us some nice hefty pieces of black oak, and some other species as well, but today I played with the black oak.  I took some rough sawn and planed it down, joined the edges, and sanded the wood from 120, 220, 400, 800, then 2000 abralon and squirted a coat of BLO.  This is what came of it.

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The pile




Black Oak planes well





Sanded and ready to finish







Coat of BLO, the figure is popping now!







Here you see Black Oak Rough in the background,


and the finished piece in the foreground.





Rough in the foreground and finish in the back.





The last pic is a slab cut 4/4 of Coastal Live Oak, this


is much redder and more wild in grain. Tomorrow I will


see what this stuff looks like with a good coat of BLO.





Thanks again Rob! Were having fun now!

And thanks yall for looking.

Edit: If you think I am gloating about my new found source, your right! Sorry, but it is what it is. :)

-- John Morris


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popmandude

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#1 posted 1366 days ago

Hi John
Great gloat, love that figured wood. While you are busy experimenting, check out what lacquer will do for that figure.
Randy

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#2 posted 1366 days ago

Will do Randy, I wasn’t going to but you peaked my interest, lacquer it is then! I will post some pics of that endeavor too.

-- John Morris

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John Morris

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#3 posted 1366 days ago

Right on Rob, I’ll hold you to that!

-- John Morris

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#4 posted 1363 days ago

Hey Rob, I am starting in on that wonderful Coastal Live Oak! I’ll keep ya all informed.

-- John Morris

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#5 posted 1363 days ago

Some great looking wood

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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childress

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#6 posted 1363 days ago

that black oak he has is beautiful. Never seen any oaks like that until I met Rob. Good score!

-- Childress Woodworks

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Chris

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#7 posted 1363 days ago

Thanks for sharing this and don’t apologize for gloating. :)

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 1363 days ago

Right on guys, yes beautiful wood indeed! Don’t worry bout the side track Autumn, I think that lil example of child’s play caught a lot of folks off guard.

-- John Morris

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