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I got a piece of walnut from a friend who salvaged it off the bottom of Lake Michigan about ten years ago.He had it cut into lumber and stacked and stickered under a roof since then..I sandwiched a piece of purple heart between the 2 walnut pieces and lathed it into this stick on the left..The walnut is heavier than any wood I ever used before,apparently because of the much tighter grain from hundreds of years ago..He has maple pine oak and ash from the same salvage operation..He said help myself to what I wanted..I about fell over..trading venison sausage is a real plus...

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Very cool looking piece rdemler.

I had to look up the purple heart wood, as I have never seen it.
 

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Wow! Those are doozies.

I wonder if the weight of the water has compressed the walnut some, and maybe minerals have begun to fossilize it. At any rate, antique lumber is often astonishing.
 

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gdenby,the weight I believe comes from the tighter grain from the different growing seasons many years ago..
 

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Nice turnings. The density and grain of the old gowth woods is amazing. You are lucky to have access to those.
 
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