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01-20-2021 06:39 AM

I cut this on the bandsaw mill few weeks ago. I drug the tree out of the local dump, it looked like it would have some interesting patterns once I got into it. I was right, These two are book matched 8/4 stock. Now to figure out what to do with it.

Brandon


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#1 posted 01-20-2021 12:28 PM

That looks great! Depending on how wide it is, I’d be inclined to make a long entry way table that would be seen regularly to show off the beauty of that wood.

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#2 posted 01-20-2021 03:13 PM

Those are probably 9-11” across and maybe 4’ long it was a funny part of the tree. I was leaning towards cabinet doors, or cut it into 1/4-18th inch veneer.

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#3 posted 01-20-2021 03:31 PM

Cabinet panels would be perfect for that width. How long will it take you to dry it with a kiln(?) or air drying at a year per 1” of thickness?

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#4 posted 01-20-2021 03:34 PM

Air dry for a few months then into a kiln.

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#5 posted 01-20-2021 03:37 PM

Beautiful!

I agree with it needing to be the focus of whatever you build. First thought is a table top, but the idea of maybe 1/8” veneer slices for a set of cabinets is excellent. Only problem being you need enough “other” wood in sufficient quantity to build out the rest of the cabinets.

Tough spot to be in, with your barn find wood on the works, it seems like you are in a kind of wood hell. You have all of ours sympathy 8^)

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#6 posted 01-20-2021 03:40 PM

Holy smokes thats pretty

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#7 posted 01-20-2021 03:59 PM

I have another part of this same tree stickered up as well so building cabinet would be fine plenty of wood there.

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#8 posted 01-20-2021 04:31 PM

Just crazy beautiful. Looks a bit like ash gone bezerk. Do you know what kind of wood it is?

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#9 posted 01-20-2021 05:17 PM

It’s Elm

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#10 posted 01-21-2021 12:13 AM

Kind of reminds you of a pair of wings. Beautiful looking. Mel

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#11 posted 01-21-2021 12:38 AM

Did you have to cut it any particular way to get that amazing figure? I have never cut any wood from a tree except some bowl blanks. Beautiful wood for sure !!

-- Mike,North Carolina

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#12 posted 01-21-2021 02:39 AM

I made first cut and then just flip tree around and cut a thin slice looking for patterns like this, when I find one then I start making cuts through board like that.

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#13 posted 01-21-2021 04:22 AM

That’s a fantastic book match project if I ever saw one.

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#14 posted 01-21-2021 04:27 AM

I see doors, but agree whatever you use it on, it must be front and center.

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#15 posted 01-21-2021 04:28 AM

someone suggested a guitar top the other day!

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