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    Jim Burrs walnut

    Jim and I did a little wood swap last month or so. I send him some holly and some of that half rotten ash i made the last bowl out of. Well he in turn sent me this piece of walnut, along with some red wood, and other stuff. (thanks again Jim) This is the first piece of it i've turned from it. As you can see it had a bunch of cracks and a bit of curl, and was bone dry. It's 6 1/2x 3 1/2 or there abouts. Finish is just teak oil, followed by wax and hand buff.
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    When it comes right down to it, Black Walnut is probably on my list of top three woods. That is beautiful. Nice turning.
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    Paul i also love it, but it sure don't like me. If i don't where a mask it will tear me up. One of only a couple woods that will.
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    Looks great Steve!
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    Glad you did something with that instead of me! That is from the same batch that I sent to Vaughn a long time ago that he made a bowl from. You really did this one proud!!
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    Very nice! Black Walnut is one of my favorites too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Paul i also love it, but it sure don't like me. If i don't where a mask it will tear me up. One of only a couple woods that will.

    You should see me after I rake the leaves of my English Walnut tree! Yep, walnut get me and cocobolo is worse.
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    Looks great, Steve. Very pretty wood, and I like the form you pulled out of it.

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    ...That is from the same batch that I sent to Vaughn a long time ago that he made a bowl from...
    Now we know what Jim does with all the cracked wood he finds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Looks great, Steve. Very pretty wood, and I like the form you pulled out of it.



    Now we know what Jim does with all the cracked wood he finds.

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    Thanks all

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    That is beautiful. The cracks make it even more beautiful. Great work on a great piece of walnut.

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