Last Winter, my friend Ben at Zena Forest Products asked if I wanted a chunk of walnut. They had found an old walnut orchard and had a pile of stumps that consisted of a English walnut rootstock and black walnut top and he thought the grain pattern in this would be amazing. He offered me one of them to see what I could do with it. We picked one of the pieces out and put it in the truck and I brought it home. It took some puzzle solving to get it out of the truck and then get it cut up. I decided to cut off the two sides as bowl turning blanks and slab up the center. I got three coffee table sized slabs out of it. I turned the two side pieces, and the grain pattern is very interesting. Now all the parts can dry for the next year or two before I can start using the wood to make projects.
Tools used in this project can be found at
Zena Forest Products: http://www.zenaforest.com/
Carter and Son Toolworks: https://carterandsontoolworks.com/
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