It is 1 5/8" x 5 3/4" x 8', I'm leaning toward resawing it into 1" and
making a small chest out of it,
or possibly gluing some of it up for a bowl, should be able to make a couple
of small things if I plan
my cuts well.
I would be afraid to try and bend it, might make a square drum out of it.
I keep thinking that this pattern looks like it belongs on some kind of
I don't know what the translate into in terms of a project with this wood.
Maybe a small box with a cat pattern routed or burned into the top?
I like the idea of a carved leopard, it is just fits and I can't
think of anything more appropriate, someone else would have
to do the carving though, it would end up as stove wood
with my talent for carving.
I think whatever the end use it will have to be resawed. the figure is on
all four sides,
but it is not as nice looking on the "back", it will be interesting to open
it up and see
what lays inside. I can rub and pick at the figure and get particles to come
for that reason I don't think it could be taken to veneer thickness.
I'm going to be patient with the piece and let it rest in a controlled
a few months, before splitting it. About ten inches of one end has very
little figure and
it may be wise to cut it off and test resaw it and see if there is any
tension that is going to
severely warp the pieces.
WOW! The older members of this group will let you know I worked
probably 90% of my woodworking in pine. That really is a unique
piece. It would make a beautiful jewelry box. I can see it with
finger joints and concealed hinges. Since it it 1-5/8" thick - have
you considered resawing and doubling your stock? Hang on to it or
send it to me! I love pineywood! LOL!
Jimmy Mac (aka Jums, Minwax Mac, etc. etc.)
Hey, nothing wrong with liking pine, a craftsman that can work pine
can excel in any material.
I've used a lot of pine and will continue to do so, the wonderful people I
work for allow me just about anything I want and pine lumber is at the top
of my list.
I am going to post this over at alt.forestry there are a lot of
knowledgable people there, Auburn is the local forestry university and I
am reluctant hand it over to them, I might not get it back.
I know, selfish of me.
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