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Project by Wayne Dailey posted 05-02-2013 08:15 PM 2100 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had my eye on my Neighbors Walnut tree for years.Finally got permission to take it.I guess like myself they got tired of mowing the Walnuts,now I’ve got to get her cut about a inch and a half thick,let it dry for about 8 wks and make some stuff.

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#1 posted 05-02-2013 08:23 PM

Looks like a real nice crotch you got there, too. Wow. Nice snag!

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#2 posted 05-02-2013 08:27 PM

Looks like you got quite a nice haul there. You should have enough there for several nice projects. Good luck.

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#3 posted 05-02-2013 09:01 PM

This is gonna be real nice Wayne. Have fun.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 05-02-2013 09:02 PM

As long as I am not the one in that bucket. Wish I had it all.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 05-02-2013 09:45 PM

that’s gonna make some great woodcrafts!!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 05-02-2013 10:08 PM

Amazing what we do for lumber. Wish it were mine.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 05-03-2013 01:32 AM

Nice lumber gloat! If you turn, make some bowls out of it while green. You will love them!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 05-03-2013 01:37 AM

Okay… I have heard the term “crotch” used frequently. Does it refer to the grain where a v is formed into the grain by the tree branching off into two directions?

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#9 posted 05-03-2013 02:59 AM

I hope you have better luck with a walnut tree out of someone’s yard than I did, about 15 years ago ,someone had already dropped this tree when I approached the owner, Paid him $150.

Then had a port-able sawmill come to the location, cause it was almost 2’ dia, He hit 4 pieces of
steel and two nailspicks, Then it cost $40.00 per blade X 4. of extra cost I didn’t expect.
But I ended up with roughly 250 board feet. After that lesson I swore that I would never take another yard tree and if I do I will NOT touch the but log, or at least the first 8 feet.
I don’t think I made one thing for myself out of any of the walnut.
Have you ever air dried wood for your self, I put all my stickers 1 foot apart, all the articles I read recommend 18” apart, and to flip the pile every 6 mo. I never did.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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#10 posted 05-03-2013 02:03 PM

Lumberjocks has got to be the only place where someone could post “Looks like a real nice crotch you got there” and have it not be offensive.

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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#11 posted 05-03-2013 06:48 PM

cut about a inch and a half thick,let it dry for about 8 wks and make some stuff.

8 WEEKS?? ... I sticker and stack with weight on top for 1 year per inch of thickness to get down to 6% moisture.
Well, maybe you are doing some green turnings and shrinkage is not a problem (I do not have a lathe so I don’t know much about it).
I have a friend that makes guns with custom gunstocks, he is always interested in the walnut crotch … He once gave me enough money for one crotch that I bought twice the board footage at the wood store, with out the figure of course.
Great gloat on the wood, I’m looking forward to seeing what you make out of it.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#12 posted 05-03-2013 09:09 PM

You’re lucky.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#13 posted 06-06-2013 11:53 AM

Way bigger than the one my parents felled this winter (and which is curing in my log pile). What a gloat!

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#14 posted 06-06-2013 02:49 PM

Looks like your going to be in walnut wood now. Have fun.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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