Eastern Black Walnut

I have recently had the opportunity to harvest several big Black Walnut trees. These are large Eastern Black Walnut trees that grow here in eastern Texas, not the small, native Texas Black Walnut trees found in west Texas.

I have just begun to turn some of this wood, but none are yet finished. Please keep an eye on my companion site, www.prairiesend.com, I expect to have some there soon.

As elsewhere, the dimensions given below are Length x Width x Depth of the blank. Theoretically these numbers indicate the dimensions of the largest bowl, box/goblet or spindle that might be turned from that piece if no flaws are encountered. The approximate weight (in pounds) as well as obvious physical features (checks, etc) are also indicated. Note also that most of these are rough cut. I do not have the time or equipment to routinely surface the cut sides - although sometimes I think that the grain is interesting enough that I will take it to the jointer before I take the photo.

Note - the color control on my photography of these Walnut blanks is not always great. Generally, those photos with the purplish cast to the heartwood is correct. Where I describe them as light brown - the colors in those photos are generally true. The lighter-brown blocks come from a tree that exhibited less of that purple cast.
Lloyd

Please note - I do not have a commercial-sized kiln to fully kiln-dry all of this wood. Therefore, unless otherwise noted, some of these blanks are partially air-dried at best. I do have some older blanks that have air-dried to current moisture contents of 8 to 10%.







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I just finished turning this delicate vase from some of the same Black Walnut listed on this site. Additional examples of my Texas Black Walnut turnings are (or will be) presented on our companion website Prairie's End Woodshop.






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Black Walnut 235
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 12-3/4"
1 lb.

This is a very nice end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut. It is essentially all heartwood with only a single small patch of sapwood on one edge (that will turn-off immediately on the lathe). The colors are an overall light brown with numerous stripes of bark brown spalting throughout. The grain pattern is moderately complex and attractive with some areas of light chatoyance.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 235 $15.00


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Black Walnut 236
1-3/4" x 1-5/8" x 8-7/8"
3/4 lbs.

This is a nice end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut. It is all heartwood with a moderately complex and attractive grain pattern. The colors are an overall light brown with a numerous thin stripes of darker-brown spalting. The grain pattern is moderately complex around one (or two?) small knots. There are also several narrow grain-crossing bands of what appear to be small clusters of burl buds, These will likely be very interesting in the finished turning.

There is a small, tight radial crack associated with the larger knot on one side (too small to be visible on the photo). Note - I reinforced this small crack with thin CA glue after taking the photos. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.


Black Walnut 236 $15.00


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Black Walnut 237
1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 10"
1 lb.

This is another nice end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut. It is all heartwood with a moderately complex and attractive grain pattern. The colors are an overall light brown with a numerous thin to thick stripes of darker-brown spalting. The grain pattern is moderately complex around one small knot and several small clusters of what appear to be burl buds. These small, grain-crossing burl buds will likely be very interesting in the finished turning.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 237 $15.00


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Black Walnut 239
1-7/8" x 1-7/8" x 11-1/4"
1-1/4 lbs.

This is another very nice end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. The colors are an overall light brown with a numerous thin to thick stripes and patches of darker-brown spalting, all within a broadly swirling grain pattern.

There is a small, short and shallow crack across one edge (bottom photo, middle portion of left edge. Confined to the edge, that crack should turn off immediately as the block is roughed to round. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.


Black Walnut 239 $18.00


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Black Walnut 240
1-7/8" x 1-7/8" x 11"
1-1/4 lbs.

This is another very nice end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. This is considered to be an "end-grain" block, but it is really cut on a bias relative to the grain, which resulted in in quite a dramatic and attractive look. The colors are an overall light brown with a numerous thin stripes of darker-brown spalting.

There are a number of small and short drying checks across the annotated face (top photo). Where several intersect the bottom end of the block, these checks appear to be shallow and I consider them to be minor. After taking the photographs, I reinforced those checks with thin CA glue and then sealed the entire surface with Anchorseal. Note - the price reflects the complication of those checks. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.




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Black Walnut 240 $15.00


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Black Walnut 241
1-7/8" x 1-7/8" x 11-1/4"
1-1/4 lbs.

This is another very nice, bias-cut end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. The bias-cut resulted in quite a dramatic and attractive grain pattern. The colors are an overall light brown with a numerous thin to thick stripes, small oval spots and irregular patches of darker-brown spalting. There are also several areas of prominent grain-crossing rays (bottom photo).

There are a several small and short drying checks on one end the back face (bottom photo, near end of left side, but the checks are too indistinct to be seen). These checks are likely to be shallow and I consider them to be minor flaws. But, after taking the photographs, I reinforced them with thin CA glue and then sealed that portion of the surface with Anchorseal. Note - the price reflects the complication of those checks. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 241 $17.00


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Black Walnut 242
1-7/8" x 1-7/8" x 9"
1 lb.

This is another very nice, bias-cut end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. The bias-cut resulted in quite a dramatic and attractive grain pattern. The colors are an overall light brown with a several thin to thick stripes, small oval spots and irregular patches of darker-brown spalting.

There is one small area of wane (a chipped-off piece of the block) on one corner. That feature will turn off as the block is roughed to round. I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 242 $18.00


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Black Walnut 243
2" x 2" x 8-3/4"
1 lb.

This is another very nice, bias-cut end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. The bias-cut resulted in quite a dramatic and attractive grain pattern. The colors are an overall light brown with a numerous thin to thick stripes of darker-brown spalting. There is also a prominent, eye-catching grain-crossing linear feature of uncertain nature on the back side (middle photo).

A portion of the pith of the log, or perhaps that of a side limb, is present at one end of the block (top photo, near end). That small portion of pith should turn off as the block is roughed to round. There are also several long, thin drying checks extending down the center of the annotated face. These checks extend for most of the length of that face (visible on the top photo and in the close-up of the bottom photo). They are likely to be shallow and I consider them to be minor flaws. But, after taking the photographs, I reinforced them with thin CA glue and then sealed that portion of the surface with Anchorseal. Note - the price reflects the complication of those checks. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 243 $15.00


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Black Walnut 244
1-7/8" x 1-7/8" x 8"
1 lb.

This is another very attractive, bias-cut end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. The bias-cut resulted in quite a dramatic and attractive grain pattern, in this case including a beautiful pattern of undulating grain. The colors are an overall light brown with patches of very light brown and numerous thin to thick stripes, and irregular patches of darker-brown spalting. There is also several distinct areas of chatoyance in that area of undulating grain.

This block also includes several long, thin drying checks on one face. These checks extend for most of the length of the that face (visible on the middle photo and in the close-up view of the bottom photo). Most of these checks are likely to be shallow and I consider them to be minor flaws. However, one check that intersects an end-grain face (the longer, bright-colored check on the near end of the middle photo) appears to extend as deep as 3/8" below the surface. After taking the photographs, I reinforced all of these checks with thin CA glue and then sealed that entire surface with Anchorseal to hopefully stop any further growth of these checks. Note - the price reflects the complication of those checks. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 244 $18.00


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Black Walnut 245
1-7/8" x 1-7/8" x 6"
3/4 lb.

This is another nice but smaller end-grain block of bias-cut spalted Black Walnut heartwood. The bias cut also resulted in quite a dramatic and attractive grain pattern and a small area of distinctive chatoyance. The colors are an overall light to very light brown with a number of irregular-shaped patches of darker-brown spalting.

There are several small and short drying checks that are faintly visible the annotated face (top photo). These checks are quite tight and are likely shallow; I consider them to be minor. After taking the photographs, I reinforced those checks with thin CA glue and then sealed the entire surface with Anchorseal. Note - the price does reflect the complication of those checks. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.




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Black Walnut 245 $10.00


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Black Walnut 246
1-7/8" x 1-7/8" x 6"
3/4 lb.

This is another very nice, small end-grain block of bias-cut spalted Black Walnut heartwood. The bias cut resulted in attractive grain pattern. The colors are an overall light brown background with a number of stripes and irregular-shaped patches of both very light brown and darker-brown (all related to spalting?).

I see no significant cracks, checks or other flaws.



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Black Walnut 246 $12.00


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Black Walnut 247
1-7/8" x 1-7/8" x 6"
3/4 lb.

This is another very nice, small end-grain block of bias-cut spalted Black Walnut heartwood. The bias cut resulted in attractive grain pattern. The colors are an overall light brown background with several stripes and irregular-shaped patches of darker-brown spalting. There does appear to be a small round cluster of burl buds on one edge of the back side and across one adjacent side (the round feature on right side of bottom photo, connected to the linear bar crossing the left side in the top photo).

There is a single long but very thin check along one edge of the back side (far end of left side, bottom photo - but not really visible in that photo). Where it intersects the end-grain face, the depth of the check is ~3/8 inches. I consider it to be minor since, located that close to the edge it should turn off as the block is turned to round. I did reinforced it with thin CA glue and then sealed the area with Anchorseal after taking the photographs. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 247 $12.00


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Black Walnut 249
2" x 2" x 7-3/4"
1 lb.

This is another nice end-grain block of bias-cut spalted Black Walnut heartwood. The bias cut also resulted in quite a dramatic and attractive grain pattern. The colors are an overall light to very light brown with a number of variably-thick stripes and irregular-shaped patches of darker-brown spalting. There are also three small circular features which appear to be clusters of burl buds on two sides (top photo) that can be traced below the nearby edge to be present on the adjacent side (right side, upper face on bottom photo).

There is one small crack on one corner that is insignificant as it will turn off as the blank is rounded (bottom photo, near end, left edge). I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 249 $12.00


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Black Walnut 250
2" x 2" x 13-3/8"
2 lbs.

This is a nice, longer end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut. It is all heartwood except for a small sliver of sapwood along a part of one edge and corner (top photo). The color is basically a light brown with variably-thick intragrain bands of darker-brown spalting.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Black Walnut 250 $15.00


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Black Walnut 251
2-1/8" x 2-1/8" x 8-7/8"
1-1/2 lb.

This is a very nice, small end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. It was also cut on a high bias which resulted in very attractive, undulating grain pattern. The colors are an overall light brown background with numerous thin to thick intragrain bands of darker-brown spalting.

There are several small and very thin surface checks on one side (left side, top photo - but not really visible in that photo). These checks are likely to be very shallow and I consider them to be minor. I did reinforce them with thin CA glue and sealed the area with Anchorseal after taking the photographs. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 251 $15.00


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Black Walnut 252
2-1/4" x 2-1/4" x 12-1/8"
2 lbs.

This is a longer end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. There is a large area of wane (missing section of wood - sapwood that popped off) along a part of one edge and corner (top photo). The colors are basically a light brown with thin intragrain bands of darker-brown spalting. There are also a scattering on small dark brown spots that appear to be small clusters of burl buds.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 252 $15.00


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Black Walnut 253
2-3/8" x 2-3/8" x 8-5/8"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is a very nice, small end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. It was also cut on a high bias which resulted in a novel and attractive grain pattern. The colors are an overall light brown background with numerous thin to thick intragrain bands and irregular small patches of darker-brown spalting.

There are several small and very thin surface checks on one end of the back side (faintly visible on the near end of the upper side, bottom photo). These checks are likely to be very shallow and I consider them to be minor. I did reinforce them with thin CA glue and sealed the area with Anchorseal after taking the photographs. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.




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Black Walnut 253 $15.00


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Black Walnut 254
2-5/8" x 2-5/8" x 16-3/4"
3-3/4 lbs.

This is a longer end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. The colors are basically a light brown with variably-thick intragrain bands of darker-brown spalting.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.




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Black Walnut 254 $25.00


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Black Walnut 255
2-5/8" x 2-3/4" x 10-1/2"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is another longer end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. The colors are basically a light brown with minimal intragrain bands and patches of darker-brown spalting.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 255 $20.00


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Black Walnut 262
1-7/8" x 1-7/8" x 9-1/8"
1 lb.

This is a very nice, small end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. It was cut on a high bias which resulted in very attractive grain pattern, a number of prominent, grain-crossing rays and a moderate to strong degree of chatoyance on three faces. The colors are a mix of very light brown to large areas and bands of darker-brown spalting.

There are several small and very thin surface checks. These are likely to be very shallow and I consider them to be minor. After taking the photographs, I did reinforce these small checks with thin CA glue and sealed the major end-grain areas with Anchorseal. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.


Black Walnut 262 $15.00


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Black Walnut 229
2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 9-3/4"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is a unique 2-1/2-inch square end-grain block of Black Walnut. It appears to be about 70% sapwood and 30% heartwood. The heartwood is a reddish-brown color but the sapwood portion is a lighter brown inner portion that grades to creamy light-brown. Portions of the sapwood between the light-brown and the creamy-brown area appear somewhat speckled (top photo). Most of that "speckled" area is located on or close to the edge and will turn off as the block is roughed to round. However, ant that remains will likely form a unique eye-catching feature on the finished turning.

I see no cracks or other potential flaws.


Black Walnut 229 $15.00


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Black Walnut 230
2" x 2" x 9-1/4"
3/4 lbs.

This is a nice 2-inch square end-grain block of Black Walnut. It is entirely a light-brown sapwood that was once cream-colored but has aged to this pleasant shade of brown. It has a very nice undulating grain pattern.

I see no cracks or other potential flaws. There is a large area of "wane" along one edge where a layer of bark has "popped off" since the block was initially cut. That area will turn off completely when the block is roughed to round.



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Black Walnut 230 $10.00


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Black Walnut 193
2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 11"
2-1/2 lbs.

This is another nice block of Black Walnut that is a mix of creamy sapwood and light brown heartwood, with a fair amount of inner and outer bark in one side. It is approximately 60% creamy sapwood and 30% light, purplish brown heartwood, and 10% bark.

I see no cracks or other potential flaws.


Black Walnut 193 $15.00






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Black Walnut 256
3" x 3-1/8" x 11-1/2"
3-1/2 lbs.

This is a very attractive, bias-cut end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. The bias-cut resulted in quite a dramatic and attractive grain pattern, in this case including a beautiful pattern of gently undulating grain. The colors are a basic light to very light brown with numerous thin to thick stripes, and irregular patches of darker-brown spalting. In addition, approximately one half of the block exhibits a strong pattern of chatoyance that ia absolutely beautiful (near half of the block in the middle photo).

The only real flaw in this block is a single long and thin but open, intragrain "ring" crack on one end-grain face and one adjacent side (close-up of the bottom photo). The wood around that crack was just too nice to trim off in the process of removing the crack. I chose instead to reinforce and fill the crack with CA glue. I belive that it is now stable. The only other flaw is minor - the presence of a shallow portion old, frass-fill borer hole on one edge of one end-grain face (right side, bottom photo). It is about 1/4" deep and has the potential to reduce the maximum turned diameter of the blank to approximately 2-1/2" in that end of the blank.

I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.


Black Walnut 256 $35.00


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Black Walnut 260
3-1/8" x 3-1/8" x 11-1/8"
4-1/4 lbs.

This is a beautiful end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. It was cut from close to a very large crotch and includes a complex grain pattern on three faces, that are a part of a large, grain-crossing feather/flame figure (top photo). The colors are an overall light brown to reddish brown with numerous thin to thick intragrain bands and crisp cross grain, flame/feather-stripes of dark-brown spalting. This block should make a very attractive vase.

The only visible flaws I see are several small, thin drying checks within that complex grain. These small checks are likely to be very shallow and I consider them to be minor. I did reinforce them with thin CA glue and sealed those areas with Anchorseal after taking the photographs. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 260 $50.00


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Black Walnut 261
3-3/4" x 3-3/4" x 7"
3 lbs.

This is a very nice end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. The grain pattern is linear to gently undulating, with a number of grain-crossing rays on two faces that exhibit a moderate amount of chatoyance. The colors are a very light to light, reddish brown, with numerous thin to thick intragrain bands and linear patches of dark-brown spalting. This block should also make a very attractive vase.

The only flaws I see are several small and very thin drying checks within that complex grain. These small checks are likely to be very shallow and I consider them to be minor. I did reinforce them with thin CA glue and sealed the end-grain faces with Anchorseal after taking the photographs. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 261 $25.00


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Black Walnut 174
3" x 3" x 12"
4-1/4 lbs.

This is a very nice block of Texas-grown Eastern Black Walnut. It is entirely heartwood - a light brown color with nice grain pattern. It has been cut and air-drying in my barn for 3 years - the moisture content is running between 8 and 10%.

There are two very small and tight checks in the end-grain face shown on the top photo (but not visible in that photo). Since this is a well-dried block, I do not consider those small checks to be significant. I see no other cracks, checks or potential flaws.



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Black Walnut 174 $23.00


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Black Walnut 166
3" x 3" x 12"
4 lbs.

This is another nice block of Black Walnut. It is approximately 70% brilliant white to creamy sapwood and 30% is light,purplish-brown heartwood, with a thin layer of inner bark along one side. Once roughed to round, the bark will be gone and that heartwood will stand-out as a wide dark stripe in one side of a creamy-white cylinder - I think that it will be distinctive and attractive.

I see absolutely no cracks or other potential flaws. It has been cut and air-drying in my barn for 3 years - the moisture content is running between 8 and 10%.



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Black Walnut 166 $20.00


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Black Walnut 104
3" x 3" x 13"
4 lbs.

This is another nice block of Black Walnut. It is approximately 80% brilliant white to creamy sapwood. The other 20% is heartwood - a dark brown to deep purple brown with a strong linear grain pattern. Most of that heartwood is on one edge and will turn-off as the block is rounded, leaving a narrow linear stripe up the length of the white sapwood (if not rounded too deeply). That could be very interesting.

I see no cracks or other potential flaws.
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Black Walnut 104 $19.00


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Black Walnut 106
3" x 3" x 13"
4 lbs.

This is another nice, potentially-striped block of Black Walnut. It is approximately 80% brilliant white to creamy sapwood. The other 20% is heartwood - a dark brown to deep purple brown with a strong linear grain pattern. Most of that heartwood is on one edge and will turn-off as the block is rounded, leaving a narrow linear stripe up the length of the white sapwood (if not rounded too deeply). That could be very interesting.

I see no cracks or other potential flaws.


Black Walnut 106 $19.00


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Black Walnut 107
3" x 3" x 10-1/2"
3-1/4 lbs.

This is another nice, potentially-striped block of Black Walnut. It is approximately 80% brilliant white to creamy sapwood. The other 20% is heartwood - a dark brown to deep purple brown with a strong linear grain pattern. Most of that heartwood is on the back and one edge and will turn-off as the block is rounded, leaving a wide and tapering linear stripe up the length of the white sapwood (if not rounded too deeply). That could be very interesting.

I see no cracks or other potential flaws.


Black Walnut 107 $18.00


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Black Walnut 110
3" x 3" x 13"
4 lbs.

This is another nice block of Black Walnut. It is almost entirely brilliant white to creamy Walnut sapwood. There is a fairly thick strip of bark along one edge, but most, if not all of that bark will turn-off as the block is rounded.

I see no cracks or other potential flaws.



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Black Walnut 110 $18.00


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Black Walnut 111
3" x 3" x 9-3/4"
3 lbs.

This is another nice block of Black Walnut. It is almost entirely brilliant white to creamy Walnut sapwood. There is a strip of bark along one edge, but it looks as if all of that bark will turn-off as the block is rounded.

I see no cracks or other potential flaws.



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Black Walnut 111 $14.00






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Black Walnut 257
3-7/8" x 4-1/8" x 14-3/4"
8-1/4 lbs.

This is an absolutely beautiful end-grain block of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. It was cut from the center of a very large crotch and includes a complex grain pattern on all exposed faces, with a prominent and very large, grain-crossing feather/flame figure on the annotated face (top photo). The colors are an overall light brown with numerous thin to thick intragrain bands and crisp cross grain stripes of dark-brown spalting. This block should make a gorgeous vase.

The only visible flaws I see are a number of small, thin drying checks on two adjacent faces. The affected faces are the left sides in both the top and bottom photo. These small checks are likely to be very shallow and I consider them to be minor. I did reinforce them with thin CA glue and sealed bot of those faces with Anchorseal after taking the photographs. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 257 $70.00


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Black Walnut 223
4-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 9-1/2"
5-3/4 lbs.

This is an interesting, older (2 to 3 years??) block of spalted, Texas-grown Eastern Black Walnut that I had held-back for my own use. It was not used and I decided to list it. It is essentially a trimmed quarter-log, including both heartwood and sapwood. Most of the heartwood is a strong reddish-brown but includes a large stripe and patchy portions of light brown sapwood-like colors. The sapwood section is light-brown to golden-beige with scattered stripes of black spalting.

There are two very thin radial checks, one in each end. These are not open cracks but very tight. I would simply reinforce them with thin CA glue before turning. I see no other cracks, checks or potential flaws.



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Black Walnut 223 $40.00


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Black Walnut 227
4" x 4" x 8-1/2"
3-1/2 lbs.

This is a unique and beautiful block of spalted Texas-grown Eastern Black Walnut. It was cut from the heart of a large crotch and a portion of the crotch flame/feather figure crosses the annotated face. The entire block is heartwood but the colors and color pattern is unique. The heartwood is the classic, deep purplish-brown in roughly one-half of the block, and a fascinating golden-beige in the other half. That color contrast appears to be due to spalting that has progressed inward in an elongated pattern such that linear bands and spots (depending on how the cut or lathe-turned face intersects the spalt bands) of dark, purple-brown heartwood remain on the leading edge of spalting. The spalted portion appears to be quite sound and this dramatic color pattern should result in a beautifully unique character for the finished turning.

Two small, shallow and tight drying checks are present at opposite ends of the block. I consider these to be minor and would just reinforce them with CA glue before turning. I see no other cracks or potential flaws.



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Black Walnut 227 $40.00


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Black Walnut 114
4" x 4" x 13"
7 lbs.

This is another block of Black Walnut. It is essentially all white to creamy sapwood. There is a fairly thick section of bark along the backside. Something interesting may be possible with that bark - otherwise the could be turned off to produce a 3 to 3-1/2" diameter sapwood cylinder.

I see no cracks or other potential flaws.



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Black Walnut 114 $22.00


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Black Walnut 115
4" x 4" x 12"
6-3/4 lbs.

This is another block of Black Walnut. It is essentially all white to creamy sapwood. There is a thin section heartwood on one end of the back side and two small, thin patches of bark on the two lower corners of the front side. All of that bark and most of the heartwood will turn off as the block is rounded.

I see no cracks or other potential flaws.



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Black Walnut 114 $24.00






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Black Walnut 265
6" x 6" x 3"
4 lbs.

This is an absolutely beautiful square bowl blank of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. It was cut from the center of a medium-size crotch and includes a spectacular, grain-crossing feather/flame figure on the annotated face (top photo). The colors are an overall light brown to reddish brown with numerous thin to thick intragrain bands and crisp cross grain flame-stripes of dark-brown spalting. This block should make a gorgeous bowl. Were I turning this piece, I would mount it such that the flame figure was on the bottom (even gluing a small block on that face to serve as a temporary tenon) to preserve and display as much as possible of that beautiful grain in the bottom of the finished bowl.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 265 $50.00


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Black Walnut 266
6" x 6" x 3"
3-3/4 lbs.

This is a very nice square bowl blank of Black Walnut heartwood. It was also cut from an older heavily spalted tree, but does not exhibit any prominent spalting features. The color is a pleasant light brown to reddish brown with a very nice, gently-flowing grain pattern.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 266 $30.00


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Black Walnut 267
6" x 6" x 3"
4 lbs.

This is another absolutely beautiful square bowl blank of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. It was also cut from the center of a medium-size crotch and includes a spectacular, grain-crossing feather/flame figure on the annotated face (top photo). The colors are an overall light brown to reddish brown with numerous thin to thick intragrain bands, large, irregular patches, and crisp cross grain flame-stripes of dark-brown spalting. This block should also make a gorgeous bowl, and if it were to be going up on my lathe, I would mount it such that the flame figure was on the bottom (even gluing a small block on that face to serve as a temporary tenon) to preserve and display as much as possible of that beautiful grain in the bottom and sides of the finished bowl.

There are several small, tight drying checks associated with that flame figure. I have reinforced them with thin CA glue and sealed that entire surface with Anchorseal. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 267 $50.00


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Black Walnut 268
6" x 6" x 3-3/4"
4-3/4 lbs.

This is a very nice, and thicker, square bowl blank of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. It was also cut from an older heavily spalted tree, but the spalting is not as prominent throughout as it is in other blanks. However, the grain pattern and spalting colors on the back side are very attractive (bottom photo).

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Black Walnut 268 $35.00


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Black Walnut 269
6" x 5-3/4" x 4-1/8"
5-1/4 lbs.

This is another beautiful square bowl blank of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. It was cut from the area of a crotch and includes a portion of a feather/flame figure on one side of both the top (top photo) and back (bottom) faces. The colors are an overall light brown to reddish brown with numerous thin to thick intragrain bands, large, irregular patches, and crisp cross grain flame-stripes of dark-brown spalting. There is also a beautifully complex grain pattern on the side that intersects the flame figure (left side, top photo). While the spalting and crotch grain are confined to one side, it should still yield a very nice Walnut bowl with an eye-catching grain pattern on one side.

The pith of the log passes very close to one side of the block and is actually present at one edge. A fairly large radial crack is associated with that pith (bottom photo). I am confident that a full-size bowl can be turned from this blank, but that crack will dictate the orientation of the bowl so that the crack will turn-off as the bottom of the bowl is shaped. There are also several small, tight drying checks associated with that flame figure on one side. After taking the photos, I reinforced those checks (as well as the large crack) with thin CA glue and sealed that entire flame-figure side with Anchorseal. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.


Black Walnut 269 $40.00


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Black Walnut 270
6" x 5-7/8" x 4-1/8"
5 lbs.

This is another beautiful square bowl blank of spalted Black Walnut heartwood. It was also cut from the area of a crotch and includes a portion of a feather/flame figure on one side of both the top (top photo) and back (bottom) faces, plus a beautifully complex grain pattern on the three sides that cut thru the flame figure. The colors are an overall light brown to reddish brown with numerous thin to thick intragrain bands, large, irregular patches, and crisp cross grain flame-stripes of dark-brown spalting. Again, while the spalting and crotch grain are confined to one half of the blank, it should still yield a very nice Walnut bowl with an eye-catching grain pattern.

There are several small, tight drying checks associated with that flame figure on one side. After taking the photos, I reinforced those checks with thin CA glue and sealed that entire flame-figure side with Anchorseal. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.




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Black Walnut 270 $45.00


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Black Walnut 125
7-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 3-1/2"
8-3/4 lbs.

Another beautiful large bowl blank from a large Black Walnut crotch. Again - suitable for a beautiful bowl or hollow form, the colors are the bright white to cream of Walnut sapwood with a large area of purplish-brown Walnut heartwood. In this case,there is a single large and prominent crotch-type "flame" figure on the upper (annotated) face that extends through the sapwood and into the heartwood (top photo). That flame figure appears to extend thru the entire block and is strong and prominent on the back side - very nice - and perfect for a balanced design in a fairly large hollow form.

There is a narrow and shallow area of bark on one corner of the back side (bottom photo). All of that barky area would likely turn off in any bowl or hollow-vessel form. However, the heartwood area does include two pith areas (one for each limb of this crotch), each of which includes a very small pith-hole and a very tiny, pith-related radial crack. The larger of these pith areas extends from one side close to one corner (upper right corner, top photo), across the upper portion of the face, and exits at the other corner of the face. The entire path of this pith and pith-related features is very close to the edge (upper edge of the annotated face on the top photo)and should turn completely off as the block is rounded. The second area of pith with it's tiny pith-hole and almost non-existent radial crack, is confined to one corner (lower right corner on the top photo) and will certainly turn off as the block is rounded. I see no other cracks or potential flaws.




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Black Walnut 125 $55.00




Half-log and slab-type bowl blanks

These half log and slab-type blanks are suitable for deep or shallow bowls depending on their thickness. The bark is generally tight and stays on well for natural-edge turnings - such as the vase shown below. They are also good for shallow plates or small platters. If you are thrifty, they can also be resawn to produce economical smaller blanks for pens, bottle stoppers, pistol grips and the like.



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Black Walnut 132
9" diameter x 4-1/2" depth
11 lbs.

This is a very nice, medium-size, trimmed half-log bowl blank of Eastern Black Walnut, suitable for a bowl of up to 9" diameter and 4 to 4-1/2" depth. I trimmed it to rough-round so that it is ready to mount on your lathe (no band saw work required).

With full and tight bark on the back side, this blank will be suitable for a natural-edge or conventional bowl form (or a very nice hollow-form). The finished bowl will be primarily light, purplish-brown heartwood, flanked by bands of bright white to cream colored sapwood. It has a very nice, linear grain pattern.

The pith has been cut completely out of this half. I see no cracks, checks, decay or other potential flaws.



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Black Walnut 132 $55.00








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This is a delicate natural-edge vase turned from a half-log blank of the same Black Walnut listed in this section. Additional examples of my Texas Black Walnut turnings are (or will be) presented on our companion website Prairie's End Woodshop.




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Black Walnut 135
10" diameter x 4-1/2" depth
14 lbs.

This is another very nice, medium-size, trimmed half-log bowl blank of Texas-grown Eastern Black Walnut - the other half of the log that yielded lot #134 (above). It has also been rough-trimmed to round so that it is ready to mount on your lathe (no band saw work required).

Have a careful look at the grain pattern in the lower half of the cut face. It also includes a curly pattern with strong character of reflective variation (called chatoyance - a changeable color or luster; the wood appears to shimmer when moved). I believe that this pattern will be beautiful in the side of the finished piece. The finished form will likely be a light, purplish-brown heartwood, flanked by bands of bright white to cream colored sapwood.

With full and tight bark on the back side, this blank also appears be suitable for a natural-edge or conventional bowl form (or a very nice hollow-form). This half of the log was also cut essentially thru the pith and a small portion of that pith is present at or very close to the surface.

When listed in August 2009 I saw no cracks (pith-related or otherwise) or other potential flaws in this piece. However, as of June 2010, it has developed pith-associated drying checks on opposite sides just below the cut face. These will restrict use of the blank for a conventional bowl form, but would quickly turn off if a natural-edge bowl is planned. That small black spot on the edge of the near edge of the cut face (middle photo) is a tiny, very shallow hole that is the (minor) expression of the barky-gap present in the other half of the log (Texas Black Walnut #134, above). I see no other flaws.



SOLD
Black Walnut 135 $65.00








Miscellaneous rectangular blanks



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Black Walnut 258
4" x 12-3/8" x 2"
3 lbs.

This is a beautiful, plain-sawn rectangular block of spalted and lightly burled Black Walnut. It is all heartwood with a moderately complex and attractive grain pattern that gently swirls around what appear to be small clusters of burl buds. There are several areas of prominent ray patterns that cross the grain pattern at right angles. In addition, there is a strong degree of chatoyance (wavy-grained light reflectance) associated with that complex grain pattern. The colors are an overall light brown with numerous, variably thick bands of darker-brown spalting.

The only flaw that I see is a prominent, open radial crack that crosses one corner on the back side. I see no other cracks, checks or significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 258 $30.00


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Black Walnut 259
2-1/2" x 10-1/4" x 1-3/4"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is a nice rectangular block of spalted and lightly burled Black Walnut. It is all heartwood, plain-sawn with a clean, uncomplicated grain pattern. The colors are an overall light brown with a large area of dark-brown spalting at one end that extends into the middle as a single broad band. There is a scattering of what appear to be small burl buds throughout the block.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.


Black Walnut 259 $15.00


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Black Walnut 263
4" x 6-3/4" x 1-5/8"
1-1/2 lbs.

This is a nice rectangular block of spalted Black Walnut. It is all heartwood with a clean, uncomplicated grain pattern. The colors are an overall light brown with bands of dark-brown spalting.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 263 $10.00


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Black Walnut 264
3-1/4" x 9-1/2" x 3/4"
3/4 lb.

This is a very nice, small, rectangular board of spalted Black Walnut. It is all heartwood, basically quarter-sawn and cut from the area of a large crotch. The grain pattern ranges from linear to gently curving into the center of the crotch on one side of the board. That curving side of the grain is overlain by prominent grain-crossing rays that form half of a beautiful flame/feather figure. There is a moderate degree of chatoyance (wavy-grained light reflectance) associated with that crotch figure. The colors are a light brown with numerous, variably thick bands of darker-brown spalting and an overall darker brown spalt color within the flame/feather.

I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.



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Black Walnut 264 $10.00


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Black Walnut 215
6" x 7-1/2" x 3"
5-1/4 lbs.

This Walnut blank includes both strong purplish-brown heartwood and creamy white sapwood, with a strip of bark on one edge.

I see no cracks or other potential flaws.



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Black Walnut 215 $20.00


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Black Walnut 219
2-7/8" x 12" x 2"
2-1/2 lbs.

This Walnut blank includes purplish-brown heartwood and creamy white sapwood. I have no idea of the origin of that orange-yellow stripe on the upper face!

I see no cracks or other potential flaws.


Black Walnut 219 $17.00


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Black Walnut 222
3" x 12" x 2"
3 lbs.

This Walnut blank is entirely strong purplish-brown heartwood. I have no idea what those thin black stain lines are - they seem to originate at an irregualr knot(?) at the lower end (top photo). There are also a number of small burly, "birds eye" knots on the back side.

I see no cracks or other potential flaws.


Black Walnut 222 $17.00






Listing last updated 3 June 2016


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