|Forum topic by Vasko||posted 1084 days ago||1566 views||1 time favorited||15 replies|
1084 days ago
I just had to post pics of this -
I got these two bookmatched walnut boards off of ebay. If I remember the size correctly, they are approx 41” long, 7-3/4” wide, 15/16” thick. I’ve been spending my $$ buying wood I think is cool, but I haven’t bought any tools yet – hence no posted projects from me yet! lol I promise there will be some, someday ; )
Anyhow, I was the only bidder on these and I got them for just $9.00 and change plus shipping. I had it in my head that they would make cool doors to a lingerie or jewelry cabinet. They are crotch wood, and the pattern there and the sapwood are what caught my eye – I think I’ll put the door pulls in the sapwood. There are long strips of bark inclusions, and I like that, too. (texture freak!)
What I totally missed in the auction’s item description – and it was there – was the two whole walnuts that had been trapped in the bark inclusion. The seller talked about how they didn’t pop out during planing, and he had never seen anything like it before. One of the walnuts is easy to see & is whole, the other is crushed from time & pressure. I love it!
-- - Cindy, texture freak -