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    Some Slices of Walnut and Ambrosia Maple

    I had some hollow walnut logs that I couldn't figure out what to do with so I decided to to slice them up and see what was inside. The grain was pretty before I sanded it so I thought maybe a natural edge table top or something. Both sides of each piece were to pretty to not show both so I sprayed some rattle can laquer on them and made some stands out of torched oak and 5/16" cold rolled steel rod. Did the same for a slice of maple I found along the road this summer. My MIL took a liking to the larger walnut one so she will be happy to open her Christmas gift this year. Wish I had better pics of them, but I can't find our camera so the phone pics will have to do for now.
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    Great idea. Really displays some beautiful wood.
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    Cool sculptures. Mamma nature sure gives us some great material to work with.

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    Jeff, those are beautiful. We have a couple "found" wood sculptures in our home and we love them.

    Thanks for showing and

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    Very cool! I've been watching these go by on Facebook.

    From the looks of the photos, though, I don't think the maple is ambrosia maple. Ambrosia maple has dark "tracks" in it caused by the ambrosia beetle. I'm not seeing any of those in the photo. I think you've just got very nicely figured maple with dark heartwood.
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    Thanks for the kind words all!

    Vaughn, an old woodworker that I've known for awhile told me he thought it was ambrosia maple after he saw it this past weekend. When I got the log and sliced it up, large black ants went everywhere...I had step away because they were crawling up my pants and arms and looked angry!
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    i would agree with vauhgn on the maple but i sure would like to have had that log sawed into boards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    ...Vaughn, an old woodworker that I've known for awhile told me he thought it was ambrosia maple after he saw it this past weekend. ...
    I still respectfully disagree with your friend.

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    Still, whatever you have, it sure looks sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    i would agree with vauhgn on the maple but i sure would like to have had that log sawed into boards
    Larry, if the log was more than 10" long, I would have sliced it for some lumber.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I still respectfully disagree with your friend.

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    Still, whatever you have, it sure looks sweet!
    Vaughn, your probably correct.
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