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bulletA day roughing out Black Walnut logs
b._walnut_log.jpg (91964 bytes) A friend of mine Chuck Blewett was kind enough to bring me a few rather impressive Black Walnut logs, which I cut into sections and then marked up to get the best cuts.
b._walnut_blanks_ready.jpg (60690 bytes) At the end of the chain sawing process I had a number of very interesting pieces
b._walnut_external_1.jpg (56688 bytes) These were transferred one at a time to the lath and green turned, to the shape that in my view best suited the piece of wood and brought out the beauty of what nature had created.
a_days_work_2.jpg (56182 bytes) By the end of the day I had about 7 rough forms
brown_bagged.jpg (30823 bytes) These then got put into double paper bags and labeled with their date and content and stored in a cool place. In about 4 to 6 months we will get them out and put them in the warm workshop and after about 8 to 12 months they will be ready for the final turning
  What the Woodworkers Guide has to say about American Walnut (Juglans Nigra)
Characteristics A tough wood with even but rather coarse texture, usually straight-grained but can be wavy. The sapwood is light in color, contrasting with rich dark-brown to purplish-black heartwood. the wood is strong, moderately durable and has good steam-bending properties.
Workability It works well with hand and machine tools and glues well.
Common uses Furniture, gun stocks, interior joinery, musical instruments, turnery, carving, plywood, veneer. 

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