Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Curly walnut box.... *PIC*

Mike Stafford
>This curly walnut box came from a piece of wood I inherited from the guy who I bought my house from over 20 years ago. He had a 12 x 14 shed in back that served as his shop. When we moved here it was empty except for two split out pieces of firewood which I thought were walnut. I decided to save them and was going to saw them into pieces that I might be able to use for flat work. I had a Shopsmith for a lathe then and about all I did on it was turn a few parts for wooden toys. I sold the little shed and had it moved and built my current shop and lost the billets of walnut on a bench shelf. Over Christmas I was moving some stuff around and found them all dirty and dusty and decided to plane one edge and see what was under all that dirt. To my surprise there was some wonderful curly walnut and best of all I now have a lathe to turn it on. In very aged curly walnut this box is 2 1/2" tall and 2 1/4" in diameter.

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