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Andybb

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07-30-2018 04:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: walnut milling question bandsaw

Member Clarkswoodworking and I live close to each other and have shared/swapped wood and tools. He got a hold of this chunk of walnut with the idea that we could get some useful pieces out of it. It looks to be half of a round cut off. Any suggestions on what it could be used for and how best to cut/resaw it? It is about 2’ on the long axis. The pictures are the four sides rotated clockwise. If I cut it lengthwise I’m going to end up with planks of endgrain. I see 100 pen blanks or some bowls?




-- Andy - Seattle USA


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Clarkswoodworking

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#1 posted 07-30-2018 04:58 PM

I say just smile and hope for the best !
Scott
Oh and I bought another figured maple Log
This
One is 40” x 11’

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#2 posted 07-30-2018 05:29 PM

Too BOTH of the above; GOOD LUCK!

Sure look like challenges that are going to be art gallery quality!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 07-30-2018 05:53 PM

The first piece looks like firewood to me. The second could have a bowl or two in there, but then you already know that if your a turner. :)

-- Aj

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#4 posted 07-30-2018 06:15 PM


The first piece looks like firewood to me. The second could have a bowl or two in there, but then you already know that if your a turner. :)
- Aj2

It’s all the same piece. Just different angles. I turn pens but never a bowl. Maybe some interesting hybrid castings in that middle section but I don’t need 100 walnut pen blanks. Just seems like a waste of wood. Maybe it’s time to try turning a bowl.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#5 posted 07-31-2018 12:29 AM

You could cut some sections out with the intention of making some totes and handles. If you end up with more blanks than you know what to do with, please let me know, I am also in Seattle!

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