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Offline rvieceli

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New walnut addition to the stack
« on: November 01, 2022, 06:13 PM »
A more appropriate title might be my sawyer loves me because I keep buying stuff that nobody else will buy.  [big grin]

Picked this problem child up today. A bit over 4 feet long, about 19 or so wide and a bit over 3 inches thick.

Some obvious issues, but look at the color, grain and all that compression curl. Oh my.

I have some ideas but I’ll have stare at it for a while [eek]  [eek]







Ron
« Last Edit: November 01, 2022, 06:20 PM by rvieceli »

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: New walnut addition to the stack
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2022, 06:58 PM »
Nice piece!  I am lucky to also have a local harvesting sawyer.  I picked up a bunch of cherry and walnut at about $2 a board foot.  Some of it will be junk and repurposed as necessary but also got some slabs like you did that are for pondering until the right project comes along.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: New walnut addition to the stack
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2022, 08:24 AM »
What will you do about the cracks?
Birdhunter

Offline rvieceli

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Re: New walnut addition to the stack
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2022, 06:37 PM »
@Birdhunter depends on what it ends up being used for. Haven’t decided yet.

I’ll probably use a bunch of inlays to patch them up.

Something like this:



Ron

Online Richard/RMW

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Re: New walnut addition to the stack
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2022, 06:47 PM »
Really love your ascetic Ron, stands out from the epoxy fad. Gorgeous slab also, walnut crotch is a favorite of mine.

RMW
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: New walnut addition to the stack
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2022, 07:00 PM »
Thanks Richard

Offline rvieceli

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Re: New walnut addition to the stack
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2022, 10:07 AM »
Decided to clean that piece up a bit to better see what was going. Wasn’t disappointed.

Ron








Offline hdv

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Re: New walnut addition to the stack
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2022, 10:15 AM »
Beautiful wood! That piece really has character. [drooling]

Offline rvieceli

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Re: New walnut addition to the stack
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2022, 11:36 AM »
Work in progress. Got one of the big knots taken care of.



Ron

Offline rvieceli

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Re: New walnut addition to the stack
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2022, 08:38 AM »
Another shot. I think this side is done though.

Ron


Online Richard/RMW

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Re: New walnut addition to the stack
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2022, 08:40 AM »
Nice. Has inspiration struck as to its destiny?

RMW
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: New walnut addition to the stack
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2022, 09:15 AM »
Sort of.  [tongue] It decided that it was too short for a console table and too skinny for a coffee table. It also refused to be an end table or nightstand. So it got split in half and will become one floor lamp and maybe a couple of table lamps.

Ron

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Re: New walnut addition to the stack
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2022, 02:22 PM »
Sort of.  [tongue] It decided that it was too short for a console table and too skinny for a coffee table. It also refused to be an end table or nightstand. So it got split in half and will become one floor lamp and maybe a couple of table lamps.

Ron

Process of 'limination.  [wink]

RMW
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: New walnut addition to the stack
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2022, 03:09 PM »
Here’s the other piece (sitting on my aircraft carrier sized Oliver jointer).

Ron




Offline rvieceli

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Re: New walnut addition to the stack
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2023, 05:19 PM »
Finally got a piece of that walnut sanded and some finish on it. This is the first coat but it is stunning.  I’m a happy camper.

Ron