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I have access to about 700 walnut gunstocks In rough state.... They are 2" on one end tapers to 4" with one straight edge 16" long and 2" thick.... I am currently putting cabinets in my shop and I'm wondering if I could use these for the counter... Over all it will be 8' long and about 36" deep... I know I will have to offset them but how hard will this be?... I would like to put some white oak strips in to breakup the walnut.... I know I will prolly have to do this in separate glue ups but b4 I get too excited am I over looking somthing? Should I use biscuits? Is this possible?
 

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Sell them........walnut is worth quite a penny....then buy hard maple for the bench.....
 

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+1 Or build something with them so no one questions why you used the wrong wood for a bench top.

Al

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Cmac08 said:
I have access to about 700 walnut gunstocks In rough state.... They are 2" on one end tapers to 4" with one straight edge 16" long and 2" thick.... I am currently putting cabinets in my shop and I'm wondering if I could use these for the counter... Over all it will be 8' long and about 36" deep... I know I will have to offset them but how hard will this be?... I would like to put some white oak strips in to breakup the walnut.... I know I will prolly have to do this in separate glue ups but b4 I get too excited am I over looking somthing? Should I use biscuits? Is this possible?
I doubt if you build a bench top 2" thick there will be any reason to add biscuits. Use those on a non complicated weak joint.

Al

Nails only hold themselves.
 
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