This should keep you busy!!
what would something like that weigh? i can see it now,a picture in the local newpaper of a pickup with that straped to the top of it and the quote under the picture "I dono what happen"
You'd have arms like King Kong after planing that tabletop flat. On the plus side, by the time you got done shooting a coat of lacquer on it, the end where you started would be dry and ready for another coat.
Jeff that is just amazing. So much so I had to look up the source.
Check out the story of how its found here
Great post, i called my son to look at it but eh his generation are not amazed at much they expect it.
That's definitely impressive. Wonder what it costs.
BTW, I have often wondered if customers really care what a wood is. I have gotten the impression that how it looks is what matters.
If it were a new cut maple/oak/cherry/whatever, would the customer like it less than a piece of wood that had been in the mud for 50,000 years?
I've had similar questions about whether customers really care about the origin of the wood, but the ancient kauri pen blanks I've worked with have been amazingly chatoyant when finished. Maple/oak/cherry would have to be pretty unique to catch a customer's eye more that the kauri.
How many of you vortex people have calculated how many pen blanks you could cut from that?
"Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
Telling a customer that it's 50,000 year old wood could get their attention too...at least a conversation starter I would think.
I'm waiting for it to drop below $70,000 before I call to have it shipped! Usually I only pay $1000 per year old, but this look like it could have some pretty nice figure in it.
Hey Jeff, I have some two year old red eucalyptus with nice figure that I'll let go for the bargain price of $1,995 -- this week only.Originally Posted by Jeff Bower
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