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splinterz25
5th Feb 2018, 04:20 AM
10" Walnut

artme
5th Feb 2018, 06:39 AM
That is one good looking platter, well turned good grain and colour!!:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

I have only ever turned one piece of walnut and would like to try more. Found it good to work and I was able to get it remarkably thin.

Fumbler
5th Feb 2018, 03:38 PM
Nup, don't like it, I love it!! A very nice tray indeed. I would try something like this but fear of ballsing up an expensive piece timber holds me back.

splinterz25
7th Feb 2018, 01:26 PM
Thank you very much guys; can you get Walnut down under? Does it even grow there?

Pat
7th Feb 2018, 04:03 PM
We have a native species, Queensland Walnut (Endiandra palmerstonii) and European Walnut (Juglans regia) that grow here. Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) is imported as processed timber.

I've turned a few peices of the Black Walnut, turns like butter and finishes like a mirror. Euro Walnut turns easily, a more pale brown colouring.

Queensland Walnut is a different kettle of fish. it is highly abrasive, due to the silica content. I went thru 10 sharp tools in 10 minutes before resorting to carbide.

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It failed along two spalting lines at about 1000 rpm. it was spinning nicely until it decided to go bang!:o

Willy Nelson
9th Feb 2018, 09:24 AM
Wow
That is a very professionally turned and finished bowl / nut tray.
You have done a fantastic job on it, well done!!!!

I have a friend over here who imported a Cooksaw from the USA, lot of blank space in the sea container with it so the cavities were filled with Maple and Black Walnut. I was lucky to score a few pieces, it turns wonderfully, I mostly make pens from it, but very popular
Sincerely
Willy
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splinterz25
11th Feb 2018, 07:36 AM
Wow
That is a very professionally turned and finished bowl / nut tray.
You have done a fantastic job on it, well done!!!!

I have a friend over here who imported a Cooksaw from the USA, lot of blank space in the sea container with it so the cavities were filled with Maple and Black Walnut. I was lucky to score a few pieces, it turns wonderfully, I mostly make pens from it, but very popular
Sincerely
Willy
jarrahlandThank you very much Willy; are you talking about the portable saw mill they make?

Xanthorrhoeas
11th Feb 2018, 02:17 PM
Lovely piece of work. I like the shape a lot. Well done.

There should be some European walnut available in Tasmania in the future as they grow them there in plantations, and many old houses had them from plantings in the 19th century - I had an enormous tree in my backyard when I lived there. The tree died from unknown causes at about 120 years old.

splinterz25
12th Feb 2018, 12:38 AM
Lovely piece of work. I like the shape a lot. Well done.

There should be some European walnut available in Tasmania in the future as they grow them there in plantations, and many old houses had them from plantings in the 19th century - I had an enormous tree in my backyard when I lived there. The tree died from unknown causes at about 120 years old.I had no idea there was Walnut down under thanks for all the info, and thanks for the likes on the piece as well.

splinterz25
16th Feb 2018, 04:00 AM
Chips rapidly asked for photos of this saw; I'm not sure this is the one Willy was talking about here's a link for there site as well.
MP-32 Portable Sawmill (http://www.cookssaw.com/index.php/sawmills/mp-32-portable)