|Forum topic by Jenine||posted 12-16-2014 07:18 PM||903 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-16-2014 07:18 PM
Just finished resawing some walnut and passed the first board through the planer. When it came out the other side, I noticed it was glittering. Like, REALLY glittering. It is hard to tell in the photos, but it is a lot of sparkle, very eye catching. It is as if my craft glitter made its way out to the shop and infused tiny specks of silver glitter into the fibers of the wood.
Machine Planed Board:
My first thought was that a blade in my planer was damaged and leaving specks of metal in the walnut, even though that theory didn’t make much sense because the glitter is evenly distributed across the width of a 6” board. But, to make sure, I took a rough piece from the same board (one that had not seen any machining yet) and I ran a hand plane over it. It is still just as glittery. To see if the glitter would come loose, I ran a strong magnet over the wood – none of it stuck to the magnet.
Hand Planed Board
While it isn’t showing up very well in the pictures, I assure you this is very glittery wood. Can anyone take a gander as to how this came to be? I would take a wedding ring made out of this wood! As a girl, I think it is really pretty, but it sure is strange!!!
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