Golden submarine, in walnut & copper
Here is my next large scale model. 1/4 scale, approx. 36" - 40" long.
I will post other pictures of the piece from different angles, the pictures will be all I will use in the build, not a kit, no drawings, no YouTube help, etc, I will wing it.
As I always do, this model will be solid walnut, and copper.
Saturday a church member, 80 years old called, they are moving into a retirement home, and wanted me to know he wanted me to buy his stock of walnut.
He taught wood shop for over 10 years, and had a nice shop of his own in his basement. He bought a large stash of dried walnut 10 years ago, and had approx. 200 bd. ft. he wanted to sell.
He lives a mile away, so Sunday I went over to see. It was in a dark garage, lots of moving boxes, etc around and over it, so hard to really see.
He wanted $250.00, I looked, and said, that a very fair price, but I'm working on our home right now, so I will pass. Then later yesterday he called and said, DALE, I REALLY WANT YOU TO HAVE MY WALNUT, how about $200.00? I assured him price was not the reason I passed, but he said, I really want you to have it, so I said OK.
Today I was shocked at all he had, and the quality of it, wow, nice stuff. Some pieces over 11 feet long, actually 33 total pieces, some over 1-1/2" thick.
So I'm a happy camper, so to speak. As we were standing there visiting, he turned and said, HERE ARE FIVE MORE LIVE EDGE PIECES, I WAS SAVING FOR A FEW SPECIAL PROJECTS, BUT I WANT YOU TO HAVE THEM TOO. I about fell over, he and his wife sit next to us in church, wonderful couple.
Posting will be slow at first, as with any scratch build, I need to collect my thoughts on how to build this piece. 1st. shop work will be gluing up the large chunk.
Here is the walnut as I prepared to unload in my shop today.
The original GOLDEN SUBMARINE was entered in the 1917 Indy 500, and driven by Barney Oldfield.
The car was destroyed years and years ago, a clone was made a few years ago though. This is an updated HOT ROD version of it, and being arty, I NEVER LEAVE THINGS ALONE. hehe.
Dale in Indy