Spalted Walnut

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Last week I went on a field trip with my oldest child to a Christmas tree farm in central Indiana, while I was there I notice a huge pile of walnut. I started to talk to the owners and told them that I am a wood worker and if they wanted to sell any of their wood and they said I can have the whole pile if I wanted it they just used it for fire wood. I went to check it out and noticed that around a quarter of the pile was beautifully spalted. I took all of the spalted ones and cut it up into pen, bottle stopper, and pendent blanks when I got home and the wood is hard yet extremely spalted. It was a nice surprise, although all of the other parents looked at me like I was crazy until I showed them the pen I had on me, and from there I received five order, the wood gods were smiling down on me that day.
 
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Its amazing what "one" comes home with, when wood turning is a passion, huh...???

The wood "hunters" eyes, does help considerably, something that many of us do naturally. A good find is a good find, and you done just that, congrats...!

At least, when someone call me crazy, I can also say that, I'm not alone...!:eek::biggrin:

Cheers
George
 
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