I've recently managed to acquire some really interesting pieces of red oak from my local arborist, and was hoping to poll ideas from folks about what to make from them! There are some large and small pieces, some of which are wormhole-ridden, some are spalted, and some are completely solid. The largest piece is a red oak trunk, which has a concrete pillar running up the centre of it (a firstaid measure by an arborist 80 years ago!) - so, I can't cut transverse slices e.g. for a table top, but I can cut longitudinally to get boards or chunks.
I like to turn, so I'm thinking some of the smaller pieces will end up as pens, bowls, etc. It's pretty punky in areas, though!
Interested to see what people suggest - especially for the bottom (open) part of the trunk; it looks like it could be spectacular!
I was offered a 60 Lincoln. Not sure just what to do with it. Anyone have pictures of customs with the canted headlights/grill, and or bumper from one of these? How about the back end? Anyone use it for a custom? Maybe a pick up bed? And no, I have little interest in building it. I will most likely part it out. Of course anything I dont want will be offered on the HAMB first. But dont get excited, it will be a while before I get to it.
Note: the first two pictures, top to bottom, show the sample woods I bought to match: mahogany, walnut, oak, the bottom is the side of the table. The remaining 3 pictures are of the wood in question...