my next door neighbor is moving to warmer climes.... he's 85.... and a
*retired* woodowrker.... i have already asked about his tools, but his kids
have gotten most of them....oh well..... but he is giving me all his old
wood.... while most of it will heat the doiwnstairs (in the fire)... he did
have some nice walnut, cherry and maple pieces. mostly thin... approx 1/2
inch... but enough of it to make some nice projects....
my question is... i have never really worked with walnut or hickory.... is
there anything special to finishing this wood ? i am sure that SWMBO will come
up with some project to use the wood.... so i may as well ask now.... she has
that look in her eye...
Nothing wrong with jummy wood, but I do like walnut (I've done some
small boxes and ornaments with it) and am currently working on a coffee
table that will be a combo of oak and some old softwood that I think is
fir (recycled from a very old table).
Seriously, I typically finish hardwood with tung oil and paste wax.
And for the steak, it's HP sauce.
...even HP is a foul (I come from a long line of meat people and they turn
over in their graves enough as it is...if you don't like the taste of plain
beef, order chicken) but please no latex paint on oak or walnut.
I always like the people who love the taste of---insert game type---and can't
wait to get some. Cook it until it's rigid, then coat it with salsa and keep
going, "Mmmmmmmmmmm, great!"
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other
way." Mark Twain
That reminds me of an old Carp recipe. Catch a Carp, and nail the whole
thing on to a board. Put both in the oven and bake at 500 degrees for 5
hours. Then remove both from the oven, remove the Carp and throw it away.
Eat the board.
...damn...I've been found out on my beef eating habits (hidden cameras
everywhere I guess...I knew I should of stayed away from that funny looking
hay bale). But I'll repeat, no latex paint on oak or walnut...oil-base
paint works much better.
Why bother when you can just use household bleach. Check out the
"mapleizing ebony" thread that Eisan started back in April.
Note the new email address.
Please adjust your krillfiles (tmAD) accordingly
Replace "nonet" with "yukonomics" for real email address
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