Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'black walnut'

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Stanley tool chest #888 #1: My recreation vintage tool box build

11-12-2020 02:40 PM by PourWhiskey | 14 comments »

I was asked to turn my post into a blog so here we go… I thought it would be fun to try to recreate one of Stanleys original tool boxes the #888 from 1923. For that year all the boxes were made exclusively from Black Walnut. It subsequently years they switched to less expensive hardwoods treated with dark stain. I couldn’t find exact matches for the hardware but got as close as I could. All the hardware w...

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Journey into Woodturning #16: Humpty Dumpty sat on my lathe!

09-22-2020 02:09 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

Looking over the scraps of wood, thought I’d make an egg holder with the black walnut. It was either the black walnut or the ash. I thought the ash would not make for a great contrast in color between the egg or holder, so black walnut it is. Still not sure what I’ll make the ash into. One issue I had was after turning it round and putting a tenon on, it was too small. The chuck couldn’t get smaller. So, no tenon, just straight round managed to fit the chuck. Any other mistakes the O.B. Sh...

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New Stock Of Black Walnut Wood Slabs Just Arrived

12-16-2019 06:55 PM by Boards48 | 2 comments »

Boards & Beams has just brought in over 50 new black walnut wood slabs into our warehouse located in Fairfield NJ. Most of these slabs are from hurricane Sandy and have been air drying since they have fallen. Love the contrast of the walnut with the sapwood. Grab your piece of history today!

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03-30-2019 01:41 AM by Tmanpdx | 1 comment »

Let’s talk about nightstands. I’m doing a bedroom set using 3 large slabs of Chestnut. I went out trying to get inspiration but nightstands are the most boring thing ever. I must have looked through a thousand different nightstands and they all follow the same 2-3 patterns, if just using a different wood species. This gave me a chance to come up with some designs that I’m pretty happy with. My first criteria was to have the chestnut slabs waterfall over the side. My secon...

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Free Black Walnut... what to do with it??

06-24-2016 03:41 AM by PeterDominic1983 | 8 comments »

I found a woman on craigslist who was giving a black walnut tree away for free! Through many emails and texts, I finally got the go ahead to pick it up… Her original post said that her tree servicer would cut it to specific length, if desired. I tried to get her to have him cut the tree into 6-8’ logs. However, what actually happened was the tree guy came while the woman was on vacation, and cut them into 2’ logs… I took them anyway, seeing as I am a beginner, an...

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Four New Projects to Start 2016 #3: Walnut of a Different Color?

01-15-2016 04:00 AM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

Yesterday I jointed and planed the new walnut board I had bought at MacBeath Hardwood,. After I squared off one end and had cut the boards to their maximum widths, I laid them on my workbench to sticker them. It was then when I laid this new board next to the older walnut I had in stock for about six months that I noticed quite a difference in color and texture or grain. Can You See the Difference in Color In These Walnut Boards? The newest boards and darkest are the two on the outer edges...

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Four-Poster Captain's Bed #1: Introduction to where I am & what I'm doing

09-15-2015 07:41 PM by RobII | 0 comments »

Just got engaged a few months ago and promised my bride-to-be a hand-made captain’s bed (you know, drawers underneath the mattress platform) with corner posts and a canopy with a mirror. Found out they don’t use glass, but it’s still reflective – so it’s OK. Thought I’d start with turned posts and mixed species to give the bed some “character” instead of the much more common square or built-up posts and all the same wood – bleah! Got ...

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Roy Underhill style Maul / Mallet - Black Walnut #1: Free wood is good wood part 1

11-06-2013 05:10 AM by jordanp | 8 comments »

The other day I was driving home and noticed a neighbor had cut back a tree and had some limbs at the curb. I see this fairy often and very rarely stop to grab anything in it’s raw state. I have a very limited space and have no means to resaw limbs into planks/boards. For some strange reason I stopped immediately, that tree looks different, I thought to myself, It didn’tLook like the other trees in my area… Hmmm I loaded up as much as I could fit into the back and head...

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Urban Logging #2: Turning blanks for the local Senior Citizens Center

07-31-2012 04:14 AM by HalDougherty | 11 comments »

This weekend, I spent my time bringing home some walnut and maple logs. The limbs don’t make good lumber, even if they are big enough to make a saw log. Limbs are reaction wood and when you remove the weight from them they move, sometimes a lot! Saw a horizontal limb into lumber and you can make some nice pretzels and you won’t have to do anything… Just saw ‘em and watch ‘em curl. Same deal with leaner logs. I use some of the limbs to make bowls, rolling pins and...

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Urban Logging #1: Wood gloat! 3 trees! One big spalded maple & 2 big black walnut trees

07-29-2012 02:47 AM by HalDougherty | 13 comments »

I’ve spent the entire day cutting trees into logs and bringing them home… They aren’t lumber yet and all of them are not here yet, but it won’t be long now. Here’s a couple of shots of the maple. It’s a little over 30’ long and the big end is 36”. It’s been down a year and it’s spalded, but not punky. I cut into it to see what it’s going to look like after it’s sawn. It’s also tiger striped through and through. I...

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