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Hi guys!

I have a Select 8/4 Wenge board that I got at an estate sale a few years ago. It’s near the bottom of my pile, so I don’t currently have pictures to share. But I do have rough dimensions. The board is about 6 feet long, 10 or 12 Inches wide and at least 2 inches thick. The grain is perfect and I’ll never work this board.

my question is, if you had such a board and wanted to part with it, would you try to keep it intact, as is or would you cut it up into square bowl blanks?
 

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That’s why I haven’t cut it yet, Larry. I’m just trying to get a feel of what the interest would be. I’ve got a little time to dig it out tomorrow and cut it, if need be. I won’t cut it until I know how the buyer wants it. Thanks for the advice.
 

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When you dig it out post a picture of the whole thing please. That's something to see!
 

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Big slabs are a shame to cut down like you mentioned. You will get more money for the size of it whole since its bigger than you normally see.
 

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My suggestion would be to list it as is, maybe someone will take the whole thing. Like Cody said, you never see a board like that!
 

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Thanks for the advice, opinions, and inquiries! I’ve decided to work a deal with a good friend and incredible turner/artisan. I’m going to trade him the board that I want no part of for a bunch of lessons. Here’s an example of his work.

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His name is Sammy Long, from Brandon, MS. He was supposed to have several bookings on a lecture/demo tour This summer, but Covid cut that short. So, while he’s stuck at home, I’m going to take advantage of it!:yipee:

Y’all look for him next year! He liable to show up about anywhere!
 
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