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Blog entry by jeffthewoodwacker posted 02-20-2011 08:37 PM 1732 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the members in the TAW woodturning club sent photos of a spectacular plank of poplar that had tons of mineral coloring. There is vivid blue, purple, yellow and several other colors throughout all the planks milled from this log. Plank is 24” wide by 3” thick and 16 feet long. I bought 24 feet of this and have moved it into my shop to let it dry out before I turn platters out of it. Plan is to anchorseal the ends, sticker it and let it air dry for awhile. I got one smaller piece that I will turn as a test platter to determine how the color holds up.
Will post a detailed blog on this project as I complete it. Rest of wood is all sold!

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 02-21-2011 03:09 AM

Jeff: That is great. I’ve got some that are total black,

Those are going to make some great platters.

I just love some of the dramatic Popular colors.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 02-21-2011 05:41 AM

Those are some impressive slabs! I think a cathedral height set of French doors would make a statement with the color pattern. Then you just need to build the house around them.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 02-21-2011 05:51 AM

Nice looking wood.

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#4 posted 02-21-2011 06:34 AM

I guess that’s why it’s so POPULAR! Get it? Get it?

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