Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: what would you do with this?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Posts
    11,697

    what would you do with this?

    Pictured below is a hunk of wood that sat on a shelf in my parents home for many decades as a knic-knack. Guesses as to what type of wood are usually manzanita root to desert ironwood root. My guess is the desert ironwood. Whatever, it certainly is in the rose/ironwood category. Very heavy and hard. I've had it collecting dust for ten years and am contemplating it's best use. It is aproximately 2" thick X 17" long. Pen blanks is one thought but I'm pen blank poor as it is. What would you use it for? Turners may respond also.

  2. #2
    If it was mine and had been a long-time knick-knack in my folks home, I'd most likely let it continue life as a knick-knack - there's a lot that can be said for traditions and mementos. Of course, sawed lengthwise into a top and bottom, the bottom could be made into pen blanks and the top drilled for a desk-top stand for the finished pens.
    Smile - it makes folks wonder what you're up to.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Posts
    11,697
    I just started a box in the shop labeled 'exotic hunks'. There is red mallee burl in there, some ambonya burl and now, I'll cut this into sections and put in the box for whatever special need might come along. As for sentiment, I have a modern metal 30'X40' pole barn that is filled with cartons, piled head-high with tons of 'sentiment' in them. Don't need no more stuff 'n junk.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Minneapolis/Grand Marais Minnesota
    Posts
    181
    My first thought was firewood
    If it could only talk the stories it would tell.
    Can you spin it into somthing
    Live Like You Mean It!!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Punta Gorda, Florida
    Posts
    902
    Turned like this it looks like the upper body of a snake ready to strike. How about carving the head of the snake on the upper bent part and the body out of the rest, scales and all. Make it a diamondback.
    Last edited by Allen Bookout; 04-09-2007 at 08:46 PM.

  6. #6
    Alan DuBoff is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    711
    Door handle!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •