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Blog series by GlennsGrandson updated 04-15-2013 10:57 PM 3 parts 22773 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: African Mahogany (Khaya), Black Locust, and Purpleheart

04-17-2012 09:09 AM by GlennsGrandson | 5 comments »

Had to make one, everyone wants to…right? Anyhow I got a piece of African Mahogany (Khaya), some Purpleheart scraps from my uncle who says they, believe it or not, use this “stuff” for they’re trailer beds to haul equipment on. He said they typically burn the scraps!!! Lets call that group the modern day Minute Men. Anyhow, he got me some scraps, man is that stuff heavy, and real purdy! I also got two pieces of live edge Black Locust that are about 7 1/2’ l...

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Part 2: Bastogne Walnut

04-26-2012 02:19 AM by GlennsGrandson | 1 comment »

I visited a local wood working acquaintance that I recently met yesterday. I met him at his farm and he showed me his astounding shop, home, library of magazines (some of which he wrote for for many years, e.g. FWW) and we got to mill some wood with his Lucas Mill. The particular log we were milling was Bastonge Walnut (AKA Paradox Walnut) which is a natural cross between California English Walnut and California Claro from what I understand, he said it’s the rarest of the Walnut species...

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Part 3: $80 for 53 BF of White Oak ($1.50/BF)

04-15-2013 10:57 PM by GlennsGrandson | 5 comments »

I text a friend today to see if he still had the “rattlesnake crotch” WO board that I saw about a month ago. He said yes and that he’d sell me the 50 BF batch for $80 (he is moving states in the months ahead). I calculated (roughly, underestimating) 53 BF. I needed this score, I have a decent amount of wood, but not much of one species. I am really excited about the “rattlesnake” board (I will build a project around this very twisted board), although I have a ...

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