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Walnut that will not make it to the fire place!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by smokinj, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    41X20X 2-1/2

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  2. Cate68

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    Glad to hear that! What a beautiful piece of wood...what are your plans for it?
  3. Thistle

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    +1 Now thats what I'm talkin' about! :coolsmile:
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    not another table. what's this for? Dry bar? or maybe a coffee table.
  5. smokinj

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    This is my first board every for sale.....
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    Nice slab. Was it milled with your chain saw mill? Did you run it through a planer ? I see you got a bid on it already. Good luck.
    Will
  7. smokinj

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    Yes chainsaw. Hand planed and sanded. Not many planners out there that wide. I have some black walnut that will go 25inch wide 8 foot long and 3 inchs thick. Those will be bar tops and fire place mantels.
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    I have a 24" Yates. There should be a sawmill somewhere that could plane 20 inches.
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    There maybe, but growing up in a cabinet shop I make pretty quick work of it. That slab busted down to 180 grit both sides 3 hours.
  10. Mmaul

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    It makes really nice furniture. Same Tree.

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    Talk about beautiful slab wood! Man that is some pretty wood grain! I sometimes think that some of the best looking oak I have seen has been burned in my woodstove..

    Ray
  12. Mmaul

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    I think the same thing sometimes.
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    Its an awesome slab. Next bar tops and mantels. +2 some really nice pieces have come off the splitter. Todd is grabing scraps and making fire place benchs off the same log.
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    That will look nice, I still have about 9 3-4 foot trunk section of walnut at my house I need to
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    Everything I have outside is frozen soild to the ground...
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    my trunks are on pallets I bet I can remove them. you need them?
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    This sort of thing makes me want to invest in one of those chainsaw home sawmills and start making tables or something. I have some nice trees on my lot, some trunks in the 18-24" range...make some nice planks and put them together to make a tabletop. How cool would that be to have a table I made myself out of trees from my own yard?

    Or to make my own 6x6 building frame posts for a wood shed or garage or whatever?
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    Looks great Jay!

    I haven't sold anything on the bay. But can you expand your listing by adding bar top, mantel, etc?

    Billy
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    Don't burn tomorrows furniture today!

    Hey Smoke'n - question for you

    I recently built some stairs in the house and have not put on finish treds and risers yet. After a lot of grading in the yard, it looks like I'll be loosing several large black walnut trees. I'm wondering if I should use that wood as my stair finish. In your experience - what might be the best way to make this happen:

    Cut and take logs to the mill and have them cut and kiln dry

    Have someone with a portable mill come to the site?

    Thanks for any thoughts on this.
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    Yes Billy, I tryed to milling Tuesday I have a really nice long black walnut. I landed on my back hard pulling on that peavy..lol
    Also be doing buther blocks, rolling pins, lath blanks,mantel, bar tops and Guitar blanks.
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    Depends on how quick you need them?
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    Well we've been using the sub treds for about a year now - so what's another year right!?
    I assume your point is, the mill could kiln dry in 30 days
    If it's milled on site and stacked - we're talking a year or so?
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    For stairs if you milled it at 2-1/4 inchs cut your treads out and wax the ends good(melted candle wax) I would place them right away. I would also use a finnish wax on the flat surface for a couple years. Then you could strip it easy and do something else later.
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    Ouch! That will really jar ya. I broke my peavy last fall and ended up taking three steps back and ended up on my butt.

    Billy
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    Yea I seen that handle bending a little the the hook rip the bark off. That 3 step thing you got a sec. to think before you see the stars.lol
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