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Forum topic by Danestar posted 09-06-2010 08:40 AM 1520 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-06-2010 08:40 AM

A family member who owns a walnut tree/ raisin farm is occasionally having to clear out walnut trees that fall over or whatever reason. He said they would pull out of the ground and cut in 10-12 log sections and I am welcome to come take them as they get them including the stumps. They typically give to guys who cut up for firewood but told him to knock it off give me the logs. He said ok. Needless to say it made my weekend/year/future.

Living in Sacramento does anyone know where I can find a sawyer, mill where I can get them cut so I can seal the ends and store in storage while it dries? I need someone at random times and from what he told me it is quite a few a year. They have over 1000 acres in central CA they use for walnuts and grapes/raisins so this is a huge find for me if I can get them cut when needed. My issue is I am not having much success finding a sawyer around here let alone a mill. Unless Hughes Hard Woods mill logs which I doubt. Anyone know of one? Sorry if I was gloating I am usually not this lucky.

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John Ormsby

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#1 posted 09-06-2010 04:05 PM

I know a sawyer with a portable mill who will cut them on site. His prices to cut are very good. I just sent you an email.


-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#2 posted 09-06-2010 06:10 PM

i’m so jealous

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#3 posted 09-06-2010 11:12 PM

John I got your email and will touch base with you again soon. I also sent you an email earlier this week about the walnut guy you were using. I am actually picking up some boards from him today to finish a project. I am planning on going down to Fresno in a couple of weeks just to look around. I am not to sure of what he has he said to come take a look to get an idea of how big but when he asked about how long I wanted the logs I said 8-12 ft but seemed like each tree would be multiple logs. Typically I walnut farms keep trees fairly low to the ground. I will update you when I see more and know more. But I wanted to start looking for a sawyer that is either in Fresno or if I should haul back to Sacramento.

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#4 posted 09-06-2010 11:36 PM

From my recollect, the Walnut groves in CA. are English Walnut, a great wood but lighter in both color and weight than the Black Wallnut. The trees are quite abit smaller also, but still a great find for you. Congradulations, have fun with it.

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#5 posted 09-07-2010 03:52 PM

Call Joey Sommawang in Fresno.

-- Kyle Edwards,, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#6 posted 09-07-2010 05:10 PM

I’m not interested in selling any of them at this point. I just want them cut so I can start storing them. I still need to see what he has.

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#7 posted 09-07-2010 05:10 PM

LOL you go SoCal..:)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#8 posted 09-07-2010 07:33 PM

They are most likely black walnut rootstock with english walnut grafted on top. I wonder it there is any special burl-like pattern where the 2 types meet.

-- Steve

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#9 posted 09-07-2010 07:39 PM

Steve any relation to Doug in Sac? I heard the exact same thing yesterday.

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#10 posted 09-08-2010 03:14 AM

your one lucky guy…i love walnut and i hope you get some beautiful wood from the trees that you get…post some pictures when you get some of it milled….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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