Spent a little time in the shop this afternoon with some Walnut that RobertA passed by me a while back. He met me in Port Arthur while he was in this direction go bring it to me. This peice got a little expensive for me. It was to long for a piece, so I went to cut it in two last week, but my MaCulloch piece of trash chain saw woudn't run long enough to cut it and it didn't have enough power to slice through the Walnut. It was like concrete. I chunked it and went and bought me a Stihl 260 Pro chainsaw that easily finished the job. Nice to work with good stuff. Anway, I got the shape on this piece and is quite large. It is about 12" diameter and about 16" long. Just guessing right now, but the biggest piece for me yet. I believe I will have to order me a larger boring bar because my last piece to a little too chattery for a 3/4" boring bar, so I believe I may need to get a 1" bar for these pieces. Anyway, the grain is sweet on this piece and has some nice spalting going on in the outer light colored area and the heartwood is a nice dark walnut color. I believe it is going to look good with a nice finish on it. Comming soon. I quit for the day and will resume later this week or weekend, expecially if I have to order a new boring bar.
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