working art, walnut radius, shelf filler?

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I don’t know… I had this chunk of walnut for some years outside in the weather, then in the back of the garage collecting dust and then into the basement shop for a little more dust. I finally took it out to give it a serious consideration as to a use. That didn’t last very long and I picked up something else. Months pass and then I figured I’d just play with it and took it down from the chainsaw finish so though the planer it went. I had read about wet sanding the finish so practice makes you better if nothing else. Rub, rub, rub. Interesting anyhow. So then it sat collecting again. Time marches on and I eventually take it over to a winery nearby were I have other items. “What can you do with this” I ask. Don’no he says and puts it over on a table with other wine stuff. Three day later it was out the door under a happy arm. What’re they going to do with it? I don’t know…

-- Tim S. Top notch stick kicker

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#1 posted 04-26-2016 10:12 AM

I turn pens so would use it to make some sort of display for my pens. Regardless, I recommend adding a bow tie insert to prevent the crack from growing. Maybe a maple or something to give it some contrast. I do a lot of military gift projects so would make some sort of display or plaque to ensure it keeps the really nice, natural look.

-- -Al, Oak Harbor, WA

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#2 posted 04-26-2016 10:55 AM

They didn’t say what they were going to do with it. Just walk into a winery and walk out with a chunk o’ Walnut.
Now I have heard everything!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#3 posted 04-26-2016 12:52 PM

I can easily see why someone grabbed this. It’s a beautiful piece of wood. This will be a start of a project for them. You did half the work, now they will finish it off with their own craft. I have seen these at craft shows, usually a round slice, and they go for a good buck. Imagine what some burl could go for Tim.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 04-26-2016 03:47 PM

ALB, that is a good one about putting in the bowtie. I have a jig but it’s tucked away. I should hang it out so I remind myself I have it.

The best part is I go into the place and walk out with a check.

-- Tim S. Top notch stick kicker

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#5 posted 04-26-2016 08:01 PM

Congratulations! Wish I had that kind of luck – my sister gave me some wood scraps when they had trees cut down, with instructions to “make something from these for our house”. Every time I come up with an idea she says “no I don’t like that” but she never has ideas of her own – so the chunks of wood sit in my garage gathering dust, waiting for inspiration.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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