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Thread: Really black Claro walnut

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    Really black Claro walnut

    I have something I think is worth sharing. Not very often do I see walnut this black. My friend Hal gifted me this air dried claro walnut.
    The other wood is dog wood and holly. The last bit that John k Jordan gifted me. Holly is also a treat to carve.
    I put this in the carving section because it’s a little tiny bit of wood turning and a ton of carving.
    Handtool work in air dried wood is a real treat.
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    Aj

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    Yes! That is dark …looks like cast iron! Good job on the texturing.

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    Thanks Mel. My friend that gave me the wood said it came from the stump left of a claro walnut that measured almost 4ft across.
    He even had a piece that show the graph line. First time I’ve seen one in real life. If this is real life
    Thanks for comment
    Aj

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    That's wonderful! (The carvings, too!)

    I grab darker walnut when I come across it (not often) but I've never seen any that dark. All the claro I've had was much lighter and a more even color, even when figured. I hope you got a good stash of that!

    JKJ

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    Just saw this...beautiful work, Andrew. That walnut is amazing. Love the design and texturing.

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    Thanks Phil
    Good Luck with everything
    Aj

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    Beautiful work, you did that wood justice!
    Maria
    A woodchick can chuck wood

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    Beautiful!

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