Best Figured Wood

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  1. torodurham

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    Making some control covers for a build..and just had to share a pic of the most amazing figured wood I have had the honor of working with..alas..its almost gone...but I'm sure you have a pic of something you too have had a chance to shape into a build. MC 20191215_154015.jpg
     
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    So you’re gonna paint that black then? Ha jk. Absolutely stunning.
     
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    received_471582856748919.jpeg I have had a nice piece or two cross my bench

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    This is the build it went into originally.. 20170404_143821.jpg 20170404_143350.jpg
     
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    Ain't it sweet...I love working with materials that inspire. Beautiful.
     
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    It's what does it for me. I love looking at and matching grain. I have had folks come to me for paint grade bodies and end up doing clear finishes on them.
     
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    I still struggle to understand why/how that type of wood gets that 3D look about it...

    wonderfully other worldly... :)
     
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    It reminds me of the parallel sand dunes of the Simpson Desert....

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatoyancy
    See second paragraph
     
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    Incredible, always marveled at quilted lumber
     
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    I had an eye in a bit of hoop pine on one body I made... I even put some glitter in the eyeball...

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    Stunning!
     
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    I’d love to know your technique for gluing that top to the body. How thick the top is, did you cut kerfs for the contour, etc. I’ve done it with a vacuum press but have had mixed results - unless the top is 1/8” or less.
     
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    Top is 1/4", under rout 1/8" deep,
    Used water and iron to pre bend..took awhile..used PE glue top to body, clamped bend area real good.
     

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    IMG_7283.jpeg IMG_7314.jpeg IMG_5577.jpg IMG_5876.jpeg How about these ?
     
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    This is probably one of my favorite builds, which I did this year, for uniqueness. Crotch walnut drop top.

    I get tree top crotch wood milled from the family farm. have about 150bf of walnut I just picked up from the kiln

    The 2nd pic is a solid walnut blank with spaulted white wood on the corner waiting to dry a few percent more. The 3rd pic is just a 1/4" top of craziness grain in all direction. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Eric
     
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    WOW! 1 question - where did you find that volume knob?

    All of those pieces are stunning. I have a preference for solid colored opaque finishes but this thread is challenging that! :oops:
     
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    Look up Turkish Walnut blanks, a lot of them sell it for gun stocks, but man O man it's some purdy looking grain
     
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