Discussion in 'Wood' started by Adam, Feb 24, 2014.
I recently was given this by a coworker who was cutting down a long-dead walnut tree. I had him save me a straight section from the fire. It's every bit of 100lbs. 6-7" thick. I put a tone-choker in the pic for reference.
I know i'm new here, and this is probably a bit odd.. but
Could some of you help me grade this?
kindling - Museum,
whatever scale floats your boat..
I was going to preface this, but i don't want to sway anyone
haha kindling - museum
Unfortunately that wood is all junk. You should send it to me so I can dispose of it properly for you.
Considering what i paid for it, i will probably end up sprinkling the sawdust on my Ramen Noodles for the next couple months.
I am really most disappointed with #8 where are the birdseyes? #11 really is pretty tightly flamey curly maple not birdseye. Didn't show well in the pic. 7-10 are all birdseye.
Just go and create something awesome with it, don't worry about what grade it is.
Love me some walnut!!!!
So around my shop there's still a hell of a lot of fallen trees and pieces of wood... Went walking around looking for anything that wasn't too badly screwed up and found what I think is cedar, naturally spalted.
I think this could make an awesome top, and it's only half of the log I brought back! I think I'm going to start collecting from this area and get a good stock pile of it. Would be a cool way to take advantage of the chaos and reclaim all those fallen trees.
Nice Adam, and cool that you can save some wood from being just food for bugs and a fire hazard.
Not to mention really good looking too!
So nobody to rate my earlier wood?
ok here's my latest.
If you're going to ever do a classic LP burst replica, that's the piece. The combination of grain and flame has the right character.
No idea how to rate wood but it sure looks pretty. Did you wet that down before taking the picture, I assume?
yeah TJ, both this one and the ones for rating have naphtha on them as maple can be hard to photograph the flame when dry. And naphtha evaporates pretty quickly, not as fast as denatured alky but still...
Yeah Ronsonic, that is what i think i'll be putting it aside for, that really has LP written all over it. It's an inch thick too.
I just somewhat impulsively bought the board on the right, my first wood purchase ever:
Something called Granadillo. Apparently at one point a rosewood alternative that Gibson used for a while, from Central and/or South America. I love it on the computer screen, hopefully I still will when it arrives next week.
There are several species of wood known as granadillo. Cocobolo is sometimes referred to as granadillo, and that looks very much like what you have there. Nice stuff!
Arg I have heard horror stories about working with Cocobolo.
It's not so bad. Wear a respirator with a filter for sanding particulate and you'll be fine.
If you are concerned about reactions to a wood species .
Make a small amount of dust and put it on your arm . Cover it with a band aid for an hour or so and then remove the band aid . Look for a reaction at the site .
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