Discussion in 'Wood For Sale' started by Texasstate, Dec 4, 2018.
$15 each plus shipping
9.5 in x 1.75 in x .75 in
Misted Front and backside pictured
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).
Really cool! Texas Walnut? Really like the contrast of colors.
Are they dry? Nice color if dry?
I believe they are but no way to Check
Been cutting it up seems to cut fine
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
+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.
And if you want me to delete my posts, i will. Do not mean to take away from your thread.
Well not exactly sure but had these pieces for about a year
Just cut it up into bookmatched scales
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.....
This is also posted on another site
This is sold