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Thread: Walnut Gloat!!!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Mason Michigan

    Walnut Gloat!!!

    A friend of a friend heard I was a turner and asked me to make him a bowl and a platter. He said he had a walnut tree that had belonged to his father and the gifts are to be for his dad for Christmas. I went to get the wood today and boy was I shocked!

    These are the two big pieces that I worked on today. I got one home and hope to get the rest on Saturday. He said I could have the rest of the wood if I wanted

    The girl in the pic is the daughter of a friend.
    "Small Change got rained on with his own 38"

    Tom Waits

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Thats some nice choclate,to bad I can't get neAR IT...
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    That is some nice walnut Pete you had better have a BIG lathe, or just cut that into some nice boards

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Pete, where'd you find the miniature Stihl and the midget girl?

    That looks like a great haul. looking forward to seeing what you make out of it.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    That looks like a really nice little piece of walnut...

    I could have posted a miniature version of this gloat, except I forgot to take pictures, so it didn't happen... someone went by my house last week and either threw out a log or lost a log off their truck... it was only about 20 inches long and about 14 diameter, but when I cut it, sure was some nice chocolate inside... the sap wood was beginning to powder, so know the log had been laying around... but no pictures - no happen - right?
    Tellico Plains, TN
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

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