July 16, 2014
In our family, my wife is the hoarder and I am the purger. So my wife came back from helping her mother clean out some stuff from her rental property with this huge plank that was all weathered and gray. I’m thinking…..great, what is this piece of firewood that I’m going to have to eventually do something with. Just out of curiosity I took a hand plane and knocked off the surface and to my delightful surprise…..quarter sawn walnut! This plank is about 49″ x 18″ x 3″. Unfortunately this was cut from the dead center of the tree and still has the pith in it. Even so, after I rip out the pith, I should net a 6 inch and an 8 inch by 3 inch thick plank of perfectly quarter sawn material. Oh the possibilities!