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#1 posted 08-15-2017 09:21 PM

Good to know! I didn’t think aboutw how the limbs growing like that would cause stress and energy build up. I’ll go ahead and have it milled anyways just so I have more lumber. I actually cut up all of a fallen oak tree this last winter, so I’ll have a good sized trunk piece that I can make my primary source of lumber until I can cut down some more trees in the next year or so. There’s actually several oak trees on our property that are getting diseased and will probably be taken out within the next 3-5 years. Would straight limb pieces from black walnut be very problematic as well, or is that more of an oak issue?Or is the major issue with that oak limb that it’s got a lot of curve in it that translates into major stress and energy build up within the grain? The reason I ask, is becsise I got two nice, straight walnut logs that are about 9 ft long and two feet in diameter. I was hoping to cut them in to slabs too.

Thanks for you input. I’m pretty new at this, but I love it. I love hand planing wood and messing around with my grandpas hand tools. It’s so fun building stuff and being creative.


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