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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    Greetings, I have many (many) board feet of black walnut that I have felled and dried. I already have a sawmiller lined up, but I do not know what size to cut the lumber to. The largest piece is 27" in diameter by 12 feet long, clear. Any guidance on this ? I appreciate your assistance in...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am building a black walnut dining table and am bouncing around as to the best way to finish it. I want the dark color to not fade or yellow over time, and I want the top to be durable and able to withstand every day use in a family environment. My current thought is to use Behlen Solar-Lux...
  3. Wood Finishing
    My grandfather is a luthier and woodworker (in fact, he is probably on this website as well). The hairpin table legs are in the background I needed a kitchen table for my apartment and admired the look of live edge and black walnut. He just so happened to have some black walnut from a log he...
  4. Wood Finishing
    Hello, Has anyone used Rubio Monocoat? How did it go? Were you pleased with results? Would you recommend it? Looking for a very natural looking and low-luster finish for black walnut flooring, stairs, and possibly sills/door trim. Thanks!
  5. Wood Finishing
    Dear Expert Wood Finishers, We have installed new black walnut trim sills and trim around doors. Now we are trying to find the absolute best way to finish it. We did a bunch of different samples, and the one which looked best to me was TUNG OIL only. We tried some samples with laquer over...
  6. Wood Finishing
    Hi guys: I have searched online for this information a lot but still would like to hear more from you guys. I have tried tung oil specifically on four types of wood: basswood, black walnut, hard maple and wenge. The surfaces are sanded from 220 grit up to 400 grit prior to oil...
  7. Woodturning
    Take a look at this piece: More photos can be seen here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/158622714/highly-figured-black-walnut-bowl-8x25?
  8. Wood Finishing
    Hi There, I work at a high-traffic coffee shop where we use an i-pad and Square to run credit cards. I am using black walnut to make a stand for the i-pad and would like some advice about the best finish to use. It will be touched every day by a couple hundred people so I'd like it to be well...
  9. General Woodworking Discussion
    Ok, so it was briefly discussed to talk about a different type of wood each month. this is as indicated. so please share everything you have an opinion/fact about. Don't worry too much about repeating especially IF ITS IMPORTANT...if its important. please next month open a new thread with a...
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello, Recently I cleared out a barn on my mother's property and found several planks of black walnut. Four of the planks are about 15" wide and 1 1/4" thick; two of those four are 12' long. The other two are more like 8' long. In addition I found an amazing bookshelf: 18" deep x 49"wide x 84"...
  11. General Woodworking Discussion
    Before my grandpa passed, friend of his had given him a bunch of black walnut pieces that he had as from his days making grips for bow and arrows. My grandpa was the kind craftsman that anyone interested in the trade would aspire to be; An absolute magician, I see all the houses, furniture...
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