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Posted on I have opportunity to take down a black walnut tree, but don't know what I'm doing.

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Kirk650

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#1 posted 08-08-2016 02:17 AM

I’m not lucky enough to have walnut logs, but I have had a few Oak trees (white and red) and some cedar trees milled. Hopefully you can find someone with a small bandsaw type mill. The friend I had to do this has passed away, so I don’t presently have access to a saw, but I did pick up some knowledge about using the mill. You want to be sure the mill has a sharp new bandsaw blade. A dull blade tends to wander, and a lot of wood will get wasted when you finally start milling it for your use. With a tree the size you’ve mentioned, minimize waste.

Once it’s milled, put it on stickers (indoors preferably) and let it dry a year to the inch of thickness.


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