"Fiddleback" walnut

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jsalk

"Fiddleback" walnut
« on: 10 May 2013, 08:05 pm »
We just started working with a new batch of curly walnut veneer.  I have to say, this is about the most uniformly figured walnut I have seen.  It almost looks like fiddle-back maple dyed a dark walnut color (but it isn't).

Here are a pair of SongTowers done in it...



And a close-up...




Thought you might like to see it...

- Jim
« Last Edit: 10 May 2013, 09:56 pm by jsalk »

Brad

Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #1 on: 10 May 2013, 08:19 pm »
WOW!

mark funk

Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #2 on: 10 May 2013, 09:10 pm »
WOW is right!


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Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #3 on: 10 May 2013, 09:34 pm »
I wonder what 5/4 planks of that stuff would cost? What a trestle table top that would make.

Doc

WGH

Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #4 on: 11 May 2013, 02:15 am »
I wonder what 5/4 planks of that stuff would cost? What a trestle table top that would make.

Doc

Probably about $422 plus shipping. I have two beautiful book matched walnut planks from Horizon Wood Products I'm going to use for either a side table or very nice rack for my electronics. A table would need 4 planks, the wood I bought is KD 6/4 Walnut pc 2: 22.8bdft @ $9.25/bdft = $210.90.

Even though it is extremely risky unless the wood is bone dry, about 5% moisture content, a solid wood front baffle on Salk speakers is an amazing thing to behold. I have solid mesquite but walnut should work too.

Horizon Wood Products cuts logs into flitches and planks and has some outrageous planks. I am making all my kitchen cabinet Craftsman doors from a flitch of cathedral arched 4/4 white oak, some of the planks are 16" wide so there will be no glue lines in any of the panels.

This months special is figured cherry - here is some 4/4 they have on their website:


http://www.horizonevolutions.com/eshop/

http://www.horizonevolutions.com/index.html

Wayne

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Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #5 on: 11 May 2013, 11:56 am »
Probably about $422 plus shipping. I have two beautiful book matched walnut planks from Horizon Wood Products I'm going to use for either a side table or very nice rack for my electronics. A table would need 4 planks, the wood I bought is KD 6/4 Walnut pc 2: 22.8bdft @ $9.25/bdft = $210.90.

Even though it is extremely risky unless the wood is bone dry, about 5% moisture content, a solid wood front baffle on Salk speakers is an amazing thing to behold. I have solid mesquite but walnut should work too.

Horizon Wood Products cuts logs into flitches and planks and has some outrageous planks. I am making all my kitchen cabinet Craftsman doors from a flitch of cathedral arched 4/4 white oak, some of the planks are 16" wide so there will be no glue lines in any of the panels.

http://www.horizonevolutions.com/eshop/

http://www.horizonevolutions.com/index.html

Wayne


For quilted/curly/fiddleback walnut in bookmatched sets it would be more like $2000 and up....IF you could even find it in board thicknesses. Instrument grade lumber - especially walnut, is unbelievably expensive.

http://nwtimber.net/shop-all-wood-types/nwt7146a

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Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #6 on: 5 Jun 2013, 01:10 am »
My set in this awesome veneer was cut and glued today! The project tracker is a double-edged sword...

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Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #7 on: 12 Jun 2013, 03:28 pm »
I am excited for you, Rooster.  I have a pair of Silks coming in the same veneer.  Stunning!

-John

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Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #8 on: 22 Aug 2013, 09:57 am »
Here are a few shots of the SongTowers that I picked up from FedEx two days ago! Long wait, though it was well worth it. It's hard to believe that this veneer is "standard."












Nuance

Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #9 on: 22 Aug 2013, 12:24 pm »
Nice photos.  They look fantastic!

Bob2

Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #10 on: 22 Aug 2013, 02:22 pm »
Very nice!

dhax001

Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #11 on: 22 Aug 2013, 04:39 pm »
Absolutely nothing standard on those beauties! :thumb:

Congrats on your purchase.


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dhax001

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Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #12 on: 23 Aug 2013, 10:24 pm »
Rooster, my Salk Silks are on a Fedex truck somewhere between Michigan and California as I type this.  Your speakers look fantastic.  It won't be much longer for me.

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Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #13 on: 24 Aug 2013, 12:36 am »
John, It's all worth it when you (carefully) tear into the shipping box. I look forward to seeing photos of my SongTowers' more sophisticated younger siblings once you receive them.

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Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #14 on: 24 Aug 2013, 08:41 pm »
Rooster,

Where did you get those glides/pads for the spikes?

Bill

WGH

Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #15 on: 24 Aug 2013, 09:02 pm »
Looks like the same glides I use, they are from Herbie's Audio Lab, $16.89 each and they are very nice.

http://herbiesaudiolab.net/spkrfeet.htm


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Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #16 on: 25 Aug 2013, 02:06 am »
Those would be the ones. I haven't done any A/Bs, but the theory is sound and they keep the hardwood floor from getting destroyed.

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Re: "Fiddleback" walnut
« Reply #17 on: 25 Aug 2013, 07:24 am »
Wow, from some angles it looks like your speaker is a solid log of wood!!

May they bring you hours and hours of joy!

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