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@@@ How would you grade this blank? @@@

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Treez-R-Us, Dec 19, 2007.

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  1. Treez-R-Us

    Treez-R-Us TS Member

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    Select 75% the way the template is laid out in relation to the blank, does show hints of Franquette however due to what the figure, color and contrast, size of blank, the thickness and marbling shows me from one side to another its a piece of Old Growth English Walnut. Not a grafted (Claro/English)nut tree for profit.

    Will be an outstanding piece for sure.
     
  2. phirel

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    My official conclusion on the exact grade of this wood is "very nice indeed". That is two grades above nice, and one grade above very nice.

    Pat Ireland
     
  3. g7777777

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    English Walnut

    just below exhibition but it might surprise you when finished- this could come out exhibition or WOW

    regards from Iowa

    Gene

    PS--- small possibility this is something like pecan wood or some other exotic
     
  4. Hitapair

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    Damn Nice grade
     
  5. birdogs

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    It appears to be English Walnut except that the grain is a bit too convoluted. Perhaps it is "stump" or "rotch" which would account for the swirling grain. If it indeed English Walnut, I would rate it AA or AAA since most English Walnut is straighhter grained and derives it s beauty from the color contrast.
     
  6. Treez-R-Us

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    Well it seems that the resident wood expert has spoken and not to turn this into a pi--ing contest and being since he is a sawyer I suggest that he take a closer look at what the grain tells.
     
  7. Jerry944t

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    Whatever it is it is a hellova nice piece. I was thinking Turkish but I certainly will defer to Gordy. It looks like a nice thick piece as well so perfect for toe out or off set.

    Make sure you post the finished stock if that takes place.

    Smash Em,

    Jerry
     
  8. zzt

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    Whatever it is, I sure would not mind having it.

    Pat, you're a trip. You made me spew coffee all over the drawings in front of me when I read your grading system.
     
  9. Hipshot 3

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    Not the best....because of the vertical cracks it shows!
     
  10. skip

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    I like the floor it's laying on.
     
  11. 1oz

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    DB who do you get your wood from?

    thanks,
    jim
     
  12. 1oz

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    B D Bill,

    Thanks , I have been in the market for that 1 piece that just jumps out and says (I'm THE 1) as I'm doing this the second time around .1 st time didn't turn out the way I thought it should have or wanted it to . I have educated my myself on picking out quality wood and it still bothers me as this isn't cheap. I have noticed your gunstocks are very nice . In fact I would be proud to display any I have seen from you so far. And the way I look at it if you dont think you deserve it, who does. Thanks I talked to Cecil,Calico,Denli , east coast , west coast and some companies in Europe and a few others looking for that exhibition or that 1 of a kind that says (I'M IT).
     
  13. Hipshot 3

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    Gordon.....Don't you see those cracks? They ARE cracks or I'm a monkey's uncle! Well, what the hell....we're ALL monkey's uncles! Did you know that monkey's uncle's have cracks to? Bet you didn't know that! You're putting me on.....you STILL don't see them cracks?
     
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