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tugnut1

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I went to this guy yesterday who has a woodmizer and usually has a lot of wood stacked up.  I don't know if I would call him a mill, but I go there every few months to pickup some rough cut lumber.  

 

I bought some red cedar to build my second chair and a couple pieces of 8/4 Walnut just because it was laying around.  

 

Once I got home, I was inspired to clean some boards up from a previous visit to him.  I  cleaned up a good deal of the spalted maple that I got from him and then two other boards that I wasn't sure what they were.  All of the boards look grey and weathered when I get them home and its kinda rough to see what their grains look like and sometimes the condition of the boards can be a bit obscured as well.

 

The last two boards that I did last night, I'm not really sure what they are.  I remember picking them up because he said they had some spalted figure in them.  

These boards are pretty light and the colors are just awesome.  Maybe its just me (because I have some color blindness), but the blue and oranges just pop on these boards.  I carried them upstairs just to make sure my eyes weren't playing tricks on me.  My wife confirmed the board has a lot of blue in it.  Now she wants me to make her something with them, but I don't think I have enough to do anything of any significance.

 

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I owned a tree svc for about 12 years. I used to cringe when I saw blue streaks in wood as it usually meant there was metal in the tree and we were going to wack up a bunch of chains blocking up the wood.  I never saw blue streaks naturally, but every area has different species of trees.

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