Walnut Log

Had the walnut log http://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/8141498429/in/photostream milled this morning. 11'3" long, 19.5" wide finished/rough cut boards. I had 5 boards cut 6/4 for table tops and the rest cut 4/4. All the scab cuts were 4/4, also. Calculating and rough estimate of the scab lumber came to a touch over 400 bd ft of lumber. Two nails were discovered 6" deep, so I bought 2 saw blades, $30 each. All toll: $140 for the mill's services.
In the pic, the 2 forked sections, at the left end of the log, were among the pieces given to my turning friend. One of those forks was a 3 prong fork and he's anxious to see what that figured wood looks like. We'll go get the root ball another day. The root ball was clean of dirt, so it shouldn't be too difficult getting that.
Sonny
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On 11/8/2012 12:32 PM, Sonny wrote:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/8141498429/in/photostream milled this morning. 11'3" long, 19.5" wide finished/rough cut boards. I had 5 boards cut 6/4 for table tops and the rest cut 4/4. All the scab cuts were 4/4, also. Calculating and rough estimate of the scab lumber came to a touch over 400 bd ft of lumber. Two nails were discovered 6" deep, so I bought 2 saw blades, $30 each. All toll: $140 for the mill's services.

pieces given to my turning friend. One of those forks was a 3 prong fork and he's anxious to see what that figured wood looks like. We'll go get the root ball another day. The root ball was clean of dirt, so it shouldn't be too difficult getting that.

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On Thursday, November 8, 2012 2:05:45 PM UTC-6, chaniarts wrote:

That's a thought. I'm getting slower and slower, these days, and some assistance wouldn't be a bad idea.
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On 11/8/2012 8:01 PM, Sonny wrote:

Request a birth certificate, proof of insurance, and a dental checkup first ... <g>
(Good looking log ... I still have a goodly stash of AR walnut from Linda's Uncle Tete, otherwise I might have to stop by for a cup of coffee, cher) :)
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On Thursday, November 8, 2012 8:55:48 PM UTC-6, Swingman wrote:
I do good coffee, too. Having some right now!
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wrote:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/8141498429/in/photostream milled this morning. 11'3" long, 19.5" wide finished/rough cut boards. I had 5 boards cut 6/4 for table tops and the rest cut 4/4. All the scab cuts were 4/4, also. Calculating and rough estimate of the scab lumber came to a touch over 400 bd ft of lumber. Two nails were discovered 6" deep, so I bought 2 saw blades, $30 each. All toll: $140 for the mill's services.

pieces given to my turning friend. One of those forks was a 3 prong fork and he's anxious to see what that figured wood looks like. We'll go get the root ball another day. The root ball was clean of dirt, so it shouldn't be too difficult getting that.

What a great deal well worth the two blades. I enjoy working with walnut.
Mike M
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On Thursday, November 8, 2012 7:00:30 PM UTC-6, Mike M wrote:

The miller, Lynn, said the tree was about 200 yrs old and the nails were put in about 70-80 yrs ago. The saw blade had just barely nicked each nail and Lynn was able to pull the nails fairly easily, leaving some nice blackened defect areas in the wood. There's some nice figure in some boards, also.
I've been milling logs with Mr. Fred and, now, his nephew (Lynn) for maybe 20 yrs, so I think I get some discounted rates. I mentioned to him a new camp will be built and he offered his 5/4 cypress boards for $0.70 bd ft (for 10K bd ft lots, *no picking through the lots for all perfect boards) and that's a good deal, also. *All his lumber is nice lumber, anyway.
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