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Thanks Al Hockenbery

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by James Seyfried, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. James Seyfried

    James Seyfried

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    Several years ago I had two Walnut logs to process and I asked for advice on this forum on what to do with it. Al Hockenbery suggested that along with bowl blanks to cut different sized flat stock for other projects. So for years I have been benefiting from that advice. When I get some of that wood for a project, from bottle stoppers to flag cases, I say thanks Al. I have just finished a honey-do project that I would like to than Al here for the good advice.

    Here is the slab I started with. IMG_5418.jpg IMG_5421.jpg
    The unassembled parts: IMG_0094.jpg
    And the finished product. lsusan609.jpg lsusan611.jpg
     
  2. Kirk Amidon

    Kirk Amidon

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    I've only been a member for a short time, but the amount of help and comradery here is quite impressive. It really is a great community of people, can't wait to be able to get to a local club for more hands on learning.

    Really like your project as well, looks like something that I should remember so that I can make a similar thing for my fly tying supplies. Walnut really is a wonderful wood to work with, as well.
     
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  3. John Torchick

    John Torchick

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    James, that is a great looking carousel. Love the look of walnut. My wife and I were looking at four walnut logs that I have. Like to use them but there are some cracks in the ends. Just wondering how far down they go and how much wood I can salvage. BTW, how or where did you get the slabs cut?
     
  4. Don Wattenhofer

    Don Wattenhofer

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    Several years ago I bid on 3 walnut logs at the MN landscape arboretum, which I got for a song, and they wanted me to take everything. The logs yielded more than a thousand board feet of milled lumber and the branches and crotches yielded many turning blanks. I did have the advantage of owning a Wood Mizer band mill so was able to mill it all myself. I would suspect that there are small portable mill operators in TN who could mill them for you.
     
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  5. James Seyfried

    James Seyfried

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    Thanks John. I built a table/sled for my band saw that I am able to clamp about a 36" log to for cutting slabs.
     

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