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MaroonGoon

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274 days ago

What do you guys think of this walnut? Obviously there are some boards that aren’t worth a whole lot but I was somewhat impressed by a few that I was shown. These pics were sent to me from the seller. Can yall see some good color and figure? Its hard to tell in some rough sawn walnut until you plane it down but I’m hoping its a good treasure trove.

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso


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webwood

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#1 posted 274 days ago

my favorite pieces of walnut are ones with a bit of sap wood as they express every color of the rainbow upon finishing – the heart wood becomes pretty consistent in color and grain – I would jump on that! love the Picasso quote

-- -erik & christy-

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UpstateNYdude

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#2 posted 274 days ago

Whats his/her asking price per bf?

-- Nick, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.” ― Fred Rogers, Be My Neighbor

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Marcus

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#3 posted 274 days ago

Im with Erik. My favorite pieces of walnut are those that have some of the creamy white sapwood in them. It really is a beautiful wood.

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MaroonGoon

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#4 posted 274 days ago

Thanks Erik, the first time I heard that quote it made a big impact on how I live my life.

Upstate The seller said 4$ per bf but could go down depending on board quality.

Marcus It is definitely my favorite wood. Cherry is a very close second and the seller has both so I am expecting on taking a big chunk of lumber home with me.

I also like the lighter colored sapwood. It’s a shame that many mills steam the walnut which does away with the lighter colored sapwood while decoloring the heartwood. I was about to jump onto some walnut till I found out they steamed their walnut and that was a big turn off for me.

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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dahenley

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#5 posted 274 days ago

where is this seller? just in case theres some treasure left over… haha

-- David Henley

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RussellAP

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#6 posted 274 days ago

If they’re good and straight without twists, I’d say you got some pretty wood there.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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fredj

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#7 posted 274 days ago

Looks good from here.

-- Fredj

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UpstateNYdude

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#8 posted 274 days ago

That’s a damn good price at $4 a bf, and Walnut is by far my favorite wood with maple and cherry tied for second.

-- Nick, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.” ― Fred Rogers, Be My Neighbor

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WDHLT15

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#9 posted 274 days ago

The wood looks fine to me. Nice and thick, looks like it was rough sawn to 1 1/8” or 1 1/4”. Should plane out very well.

-- Danny, Located in Perry, GA, Forester, Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill

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BigRedKnothead

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#10 posted 272 days ago

I don’t know if they’ve done the best job drying it by the pics.
Could be a good deal….especially if they let you pick through. Walnut is common around here. Hate to say, I get it for about $2 a board ft ;-P

-- Red -- “I ain't as good as I'm gonna get....but I'm better than I used to be."

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