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**ENDED** Walnut knife scales

Discussion in 'Wood For Sale' started by Texasstate, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Texasstate

    Texasstate Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    $15 each plus shipping
    9.5 in x 1.75 in x .75 in

    Misted Front and backside pictured

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    Unusual color!
     
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    Kiln drying walnut looses a lot of the color variation. I'm guessing these are air dried walnut from a crotch area which can often have the most colors and chatoyance (tiger eye effect).
     
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    Really cool! Texas Walnut? Really like the contrast of colors.
     
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    Are they dry? Nice color if dry?
     
  6. Texasstate

    Texasstate Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I believe they are but no way to Check
     
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    Been cutting it up seems to cut fine
     
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    None of my biz but you will get burnt if you do not get a meter. I have had same one for 7-8 yrs and I abuse the crap out of it. Some of the colors tell me it could be wet. as far as cutting goes- green wood- dry wood- both cut fine. Just info- worth what yall paid for it. PS. Lowes general pinned meter yellow and grey. probably $35
     
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    +1 It's an inexpensive tool to have.

    I'll also say I've had and got some air dried walnut that carries those colors, and it's as dry as it's gonna get here.
     
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    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member

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    And if you want me to delete my posts, i will. Do not mean to take away from your thread.
     
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  12. Texasstate

    Texasstate Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Well not exactly sure but had these pieces for about a year
    Just cut it up into bookmatched scales
     
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    Of the domestics walnut is surprisingly one of the harder woods to dry. It is very reluctant to give it's moisture up. I have air dried for a year 2" stock and then 2 trips through kiln and still find moisture inside-thin band in center.
    @Karl_TN mentions air dry has best colors with is partially true. Steam kilns are used on walnut to "wash" the color into the sap. It is a commercial way of darkening sapwood and thus getting more select wood out of tree. The downside is walnut loses that wonderful color variation and you get sorta dull purple look. a vacuum or a dehumidifier kiln does not do this. Once you build with air dry walnut it is very difficult to go back.....
     
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    This is also posted on another site
     
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    This is sold
     
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