|Forum topic by Tennessee||posted 11-04-2011 09:23 PM||945 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-04-2011 09:23 PM
Recently I found a fellow to take the cedar logs that have been stacked on my property for four years. Cedar in Tenneessee is cheap, and this was definitely old growth, (mostly red in color and in some cases a little punky). I only wanted one log back planked 1” thick, and also asked him for three, ten foot long planks of dark walnut that he normally carries, since he is a clock/gunstock guy. He felt the deal was way better for him, I felt like the log cedar needed to go, and I can’t really use much of it at all in guitars, so we did the deal.
The three planks of dark walnut he brought over were wide and beautiful. I was already drooling at the colors that would come out in my guitars.
I know that technically, most any hardwood can be cut this way to cause somewhat of a quilt, but this is a first for me with dark walnut.
-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com