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  • #16
    Brain T and Glenn, I have it sitting on a chair in the Still lQQking at it, and have turned it over about 10 times, yes to both, I think there is a something there. Ha, right now I have a dozen small birds going and 2 other items.. so it will be ok just there watching me .
    Thanks for your comments.
    C
    Chuck
    Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

    https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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    • #17
      Hi, Chuck, that Ugly Dirt covered Piece of Walnut that you have is a Diamond in the Rough. Don't worry about the Cracks or Filling them, just Sand the Hell out of it to a Good Finish and you will have a Great Looking Piece of Wall Art. With the Grain running in all directions should make it an Interesting looking Piece in itself.
      My Piece of Walnut that the Barber gave me was bigger and sat in my shop for about 2 years before I cut it into workable pieces and boy the Surprise that I get when I started working with them , Beautiful Wood . Merle

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Merle Rice View Post
        Hi, Chuck, that Ugly Dirt covered Piece of Walnut that you have is a Diamond in the Rough. Don't worry about the Cracks or Filling them, just Sand the Hell out of it to a Good Finish and you will have a Great Looking Piece of Wall Art. With the Grain running in all directions should make it an Interesting looking Piece in itself.
        My Piece of Walnut that the Barber gave me was bigger and sat in my shop for about 2 years before I cut it into workable pieces and boy the Surprise that I get when I started working with them , Beautiful Wood . Merle
        You Sir are a Kind man. Tthe Bride and I have been just LQQking and she is my best critic of course, and basically said the same thing. The warp in it will have to be taken into consideration though..
        Big Grins atcha
        Chuck
        Chuck
        Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

        https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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        • #19
          A turned or carved bowl, 1.5 ft across, about one inch thick wood for bowl sides and bottoms. You might need to fill some cracks with thin CA glue if turning it so it doesn't fly apart. Power carving with an angle grinder could hollow out the bowl fairly quickly, Then sanded well and a gloss finish on it, similar to Merle's pieces of walnut to show off the grain.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Claude View Post
            A turned or carved bowl, 1.5 ft across, about one inch thick wood for bowl sides and bottoms. You might need to fill some cracks with thin CA glue if turning it so it doesn't fly apart. Power carving with an angle grinder could hollow out the bowl fairly quickly, Then sanded well and a gloss finish on it, similar to Merle's pieces of walnut to show off the grain.

            Claude
            Claude ,,, Now You have me even more intrested>>> Darn good thing I have toys. And a good back yard to make a heck of a mess..
            Chuck
            Chuck
            Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

            https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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            • #21
              If it was thicker than 3" I would say some type of candy dish etc. But by the time you get done with making a dish out of it, I suspect it will be between 2 and 3 inches higher.

              For now, I'd let it sit where it could soak up some moisture to maybe swell some of those cracks close. The first thing that came to my mind would be a nice carving table since it has so many cracks. But I never really had a good idea for anything larger than my carvings.

              BobL

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Just Carving View Post
                If it was thicker than 3" I would say some type of candy dish etc. But by the time you get done with making a dish out of it, I suspect it will be between 2 and 3 inches higher.

                For now, I'd let it sit where it could soak up some moisture to maybe swell some of those cracks close. The first thing that came to my mind would be a nice carving table since it has so many cracks. But I never really had a good idea for anything larger than my carvings.

                BobL
                BobL, I have 2 nice carving spots and this guy is going to be "Something" when I do not know.. Haa.
                Chuck
                Chuck
                Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

                https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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                • #23
                  Hi, Chuck, Just seen a Picture on Pinterest that reminded of your Piece. They cut out the Center at a Irregular Shape at a Steep Beveled Angle so as to show the Grain , being that it is so Thin. Then they Placed a Mirror in Back, looked pretty Good. I tried to get a Picture but wouldn't Print. Another Idea for you to Process in your Mind . Merle

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Merle Rice View Post
                    Hi, Chuck, Just seen a Picture on Pinterest that reminded of your Piece. They cut out the Center at a Irregular Shape at a Steep Beveled Angle so as to show the Grain , being that it is so Thin. Then they Placed a Mirror in Back, looked pretty Good. I tried to get a Picture but wouldn't Print. Another Idea for you to Process in your Mind . Merle
                    I've been off for a day r so so the biggy is jesta sittin. And OH do I need more.. yes got wood? HA Thanks Merle.
                    Chuck
                    Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

                    https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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