Ideas for my black walnut table?

I cut down 2 huge black walnut trees in my backyard and I have decided to make some tables but I need some tips and ideas for the table.. The thing stumping me the most (haha) is how should I make the legs for a table that small probably 2 feet in across?

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Best way to process / dry / store walnut tree's for furniture & woodturning ? Answered

I tried to make the question as descriptive as possible. I have six large, and quite old walnut trees in front of my house. They need cutting down because they are starting to grow over the house and will soon quite seriously interfere with the power lines, and are quite old also ! Otherwise I wouldnt think twice of cutting such beautiful old tree's down ( I will be replacing them also:-) ) Im also a semi skilled carpenter and starting to learn woodturning , so I am thrilled at the chance to keep this walnut, and make some beautiful things with it, especially with how beautiful the color and grain of walnut is , not to mention how expensive ! I was wondering if it would be better to take it to a small local mill and have it all cut 1st , then stack and dry store ??? I guess the pieces I would need for woodturning can be left in log form ??? Im just after any general tips and advice on how to go about it all , if leaving the logs as they are until dry , or having it professionally cut into planks 1st is ideal.

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Suggestions on finishing my Walnut Electric Violin? Answered

I'm getting very close to the end of my electric violin with a little woodworking left to do, then finishing. Being new to wood working I have very little knowledge on how to finish woods. Its a black (I believe) walnut body with Ebony components. I plan after a few touchups to sand gradually to a very fine grain but don't know what to do afterwards? Plugged it into an amp the other day and sounded great, and the effects were fun :). Pictures- https://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-violin-projectIm-currently/ Thanks in advance!

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What can i do with a big bag full of walnut shells? Need cheap, crafty, kid friendly ideas.

I also have to keep them away from a small dog. So it has to be something where it can be placed high enough the dog cannot reach. thanks.

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Where can I buy solid wood to make a jewellery box? Specifically walnut and cherry

I want to make a jewellery box and have an idea in mind but I need two different colours to pull it off. I want to make it out of walnut and cherry as they are dark and light respecitively and I think could work quite well together. I have literally no idea where to get it from. I need it in roughly 1/2". I live in England, in Essex, but I just need to know what to look for. all I can find is places that do veneered MDF. I'm only going on the assumption that 'those really nice ones' are actually made from solid wood. To be frank, I don't even know exactly what veneered wood is. Can someone help point me in the right direction?

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Cutting Board Fix? Answered

I made two cutting boards and apparently I did a bad job cutting it or the wood was too roughly cut or something, I don't know, but now they both have gaps in them. I glued one up, and the other one I didn't but could tell it was going to be the same. Is there any way to fix my goof, or if there is not, what is another project that I could use the wood for as to not completely waste it? Thanks!

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How do I turn rough sawn walnut into a table top

Hi all, I've recently got a job as a chainsaw operative and at our yard recently there have been some 3'x5'X2" rough sawn lengths of seasoned walnut. I've bought one home to find making it smooth is harder than I first thought... I've got a few odd tools in the shed, like a rotary sander, some chisels and a few planes (but I don't know how to use them.)  is there a fairly quick proper way of doing it or is it just a case of sand the hell out of it? There are a few deep scratches but it's mainly small scratches and general unevenness. I would really appreciate if someone could give a fairly detailed process and description of The tools I'll need. thank you all for your time.

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embedding walint slices in acrylic?

I make pine needle baskets and use walnut slices for centers.  I've seen the nut slices embedded in clear acrylic, as well as shells, but haven't figured out how to do this.

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Latino Power

Abro este foro en celebracion de la inclución de los nuevos países de habla española como admitidos para poder participar de los concursos y retos. Sientanse libres de compartir sus proyectos en español . Recordemos que somos ciudadanos del mundo. Hagamos sentir la magia y creatividad del Poder Latino ! Take that Mr. T. https://www.instructables.com/id/Walnut-SeasonTemporada-de-Nueces/ https://www.instructables.com/id/SAWDUSTOVEN/ https://www.instructables.com/id/HAWKEYE/ https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hobbitss-Pipe/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Black-Walnut-Seed-Ring/

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Is there a pro membership expiration? Answered

I just received a 3 month and a one year pro membership for my featured Instructable (Soft Chocolate Chip With Walnut Cookie). Do these pro memberships ever expire if you don't activate/use them?

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bearded dragon won't eat

I just got a bearded dragon and i had him in a 10 gallon tank. i realized it would be much too small for him eventually so i moved him into a 60 gallon tank. its about a constant 85-90 degrees and his basking area is about 100. humidity is at about 40%. i am aware all of the controversey of using crushed walnut, but its a pretty fine grain and not sharp at all, i will replace this if i must. my dragon today isn't eating very well, he is healthy and moving around alot but he won't eat like he used to. just curious if any one has suggestions. i know about the problems with crushed walnut but i dont think that would have much to do with his appetite and i also cant seem to get him to eat any thing but crickets, i have tried alot of different veggies and what not but its all he will touch.... any help would be much appreciated thanks

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Toasting Marshmallows on a Jacob's Ladder

Check out what the NYC Resistor hacker collective is up to! A bunch of NYC geeks & artists, doing weird stuff, gotta love 'em. The link contains a video, a bit choppy but still viewable.http://www.nycresistor.com/2008/04/18/homemade-marshmallows-roasted-on-a-15000-volt-jacobs-ladder/Oh, and the marshmallows they toasted had actually been made by a member. (I wonder if they used [http:///id/Walnut-%26-Chocolate-Covered-Homemade-Marshmallows/ this recipe]?)

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Do I receive a free 3 month pro membership if my Instructable gets featured? Answered

I'm a new member here at Instructables, and I recently posted an Instructable (Soft Chocolate Chip with Walnut Cookie). Later I found out that it was featured, and it was also seen on the front page of Instructables.com under the "Most Popular" section. While reading around here in the forums, I saw that the featured Instructables will sometimes get a free 3 month pro membership. I also read that there is something about "codes" and "expiration" and "activation" for these pro memberships. Can someone clarify this for me? How will you know if you get the free membership, and where would it show? Thanks!

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I need help!! Trying to draw a clockwork powered Golden Snitch!!

Ok, here's what I'm trying to accomplish. I want to draw a line drawing sketch of a Golden Snitch from Harry Potter with the clockwork mechanisms superimposed inside the sphere. The Snitch itself is easy enough to draw (a circle with a pair of delicate wings) but the clockwork mechanisms to power the thing are tough to do. The end result should, hopefully, look like an old "da Vinci-esque" drawing that was found in an old book. The aging of the paper is easy enough to figure out. So this is my question. Does anyone know where I can find a line drawing of a windup mechanism that I could easily draw in a scaled down version to fit within the walnut-sized Snitch body?

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Help! Alarm Clock Renovation

Alright, this is a crazy class project I've taken on, so bear with me. What I want Alarm clock display that can be custom programmed to a non-time sequence.  (IE: 666, 777, 888, etc.) Programming above sequence to blink repeatedly. Converting alarm clock from power cord to battery. (Not necessary, but one of the models has an old AM/FM radio display. Making this display move "randomly" would be amazing.) What I have Alarm clock #1:  Model No: KMC 500; "Electronic LED Alarm Clock"; Power supply AC 120V 60HZ 5W Alarm clock #2: Trade Name "Realistic"; Chronomatic-233; Model No: 12-1540; Frequency Range: AM 520-1620KHz  FM 88-108MHz; Power Supply AC 120V 60Hz 10W Cold soldering kit Limited budget If it would help, I could take pictures of the clocks mentioned above. They're from the 70's, with the "simulated walnut grain finish" and red display screens.

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Square tubed sign post with holes?

Hey all, I'm in warren Michigan area. I found a great place for some decent sized scrap hardwood like maple, oak, cherry. Sometimes walnut or other more exotic types. North of warren in Fraser there is a cabinet company called audia, in the back they have a large amount of 1-1/2" wide X20' lengths! Also, a place called laired plastics has an assortment of different color, sheet plastics various thicknesses as well as blocks of white plastics. In the back they have several bins with different material in each one...  Now, i need a place to get square tubing with the holes in them. I need about 12' of it but i don't need any piece longer than 1' anyone know of the business types that would specifically deal with this stuff? I see them knocked down by cars very often, i can work with those! Lol i just need to know where to look to find them. Google has an overwhelming amount of suppliers, but i don't need long sticks i just need some scraps... Call me cheap, buti would like to find them for as free as possible!

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Pasadena Hackathon at OpenX!

Join the OpenX team in Pasadena for our first Arduino Hackathon! Free food.  Free Arduinos.  Learn C.  Learn to solder.  Build something.  Get prizes. WHO: The OpenX team and anyone interested in learning C and how to solder. WHAT: Arduino Hackathon WHERE:  OpenX headquarters 888 East Walnut Street Second Floor Pasadena, CA 91101 We’re right across Lake Ave from Ralphs in the OneWest Bank building.  It is just two blocks south of the Lake Gold Line Station. WHEN: 9:00am doors open 10:00am formal training begins 3:30pm presentations begin with announcement of winners to follow Please join us for an all-day hackathon where we’ll teach you how to use the Arduino including an introduction to electronics and C. Then, we will teach you how to solder, which is vital to building your own electronics. You can solder your own blinky pin and take it home to impress your family. Then we break into teams of 2-6 to build something to use in the real world. You’ll have lots of Arduino shields and electronic components to work with to build whatever you can imagine. Prizes will be awarded!

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Read with your Kids

Hey this is Brett. I have something that's extremely important for you to know. You need to READ with your KIDS! You need to do it regularly! You need to do it at the same time each day! It's been proven that kids who are read to by a parent can read better, earlier! In this day and age far too many kids are dropped off at a daycare and plopped in front of a TV set. I remember the good old days, growing up on the farm. As a four year old I remember settling down with Mom in front of our wood-burning stove. I would stare at the dancing flames as Mom would read "Dick and Jane" to me. The older children would do something constructive like a jigsaw puzzle or draw pictures at the kitchen table. Dad would sit off to one side of the room and carve us some small animal figures out of walnut. Thinking back to those days really brings back those feelings of warmth and security. It tears my heart out to think about my grandchildren and what they might have to look back on. Instead of the glow of a cheery fire and the safety of Mom's lap. They might look back and only remember the cold glow of the computer screen and the uncaring embrace of a beanbag chair. Once again, Please. Please read to your children. This really works! Books on tape just don't cut it. I read to my own children every night from the books they picked out. They've grown up now and are starting their own families. I hope that they'll think back to their nights with Dad and pass on this tradition of reading to their kids. Thanks, Brett.

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Small generators.

Most everyone here knows (I assume) how the generators work in RC cars and there's an instructable that shows it can be used to output electricity. Elementary science at it's best. If any of you have took them apart you'd notice it draws eletricity from touching the center metal pole. Two little brush/copper/zinic contacts. Basically I've been trying to think of ways to extract eletricity without having a need for them. They cause friction. Uh-oh, a few lightbulbs lit up in peoples minds by now and they're going "oh no not another person trying to beat the laws of thermodynamics and acheive perpetual motion" Yep. As we all know eletricity CAN jump if it's powerful enough and arc, but this doesn't make it too safe either. However it's a small scale model to start out and can be contained so the arc won't be a problem. My other problem is the calculations. They need to be precise. To get it working I need a low rpm generator that will generate high output. For this it requires torque which kinda kicks me, it will also need to use (I assume) rare earth magnets. So basically lets stick with my latter problem since it's more down to earth. I need a fairly small generator if possible (It can be larger if no other solutions are present) At least the size of a walnut I don't plan to make anything immense in size as I lack the funding. As pointed, small is key. Not to be redundant but to paint a clearer picture. It will also need to generate decent voltage at a low rpm speed. I cannot emphasis this enough because it's one of the key parts to make my idea function. Hum... Yeah that about covers it. So if any tech wiz's are out there that know of such thing I'd apperecaite it if you'd part the knowledge to me :P I'm also very aware that perpetual motion is eh, impossible... by current standards. The intention of this project is to deepen my knowledge and figure out why things won't work, figure out solutions and on so forth. A learning project for now and perhaps one day it might become something far more awesome.

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