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This week in urban logging #16: Walnut milling (ugly old log)

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Blog entry by Daren Nelson posted 1084 days ago 3802 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Some times I just can’t (and shouldn’t) do this. That was nice straight logs, grade sawn. When I get an ’’ugly’’ one I like to saw it out live edge. Decide how to lay it on the mill to get the best cuts is step one.

6/4 table top slabs…

8/4 live edge slabs… Kinda heavy fresh sawn 24’’-27’’ wide and I am 6’2’’ for scale.

I couldn’t live edge the whole log after a certain point.(butt end was too big) I can only cut 27’’ wide.

I cut some 10/4 future gunstock blanks and 6/4 table tops, just cut in ~48’’ then lopped that part off with a chainsaw. I had to square the butt of the log and mill out ’’regular’’ lumber (not pictured)

6/4 bookmatched table tops… the second picture shows the figure better.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/



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DaddyZ

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#1 posted 1084 days ago

Very Very Cool !!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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hap

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#2 posted 1084 days ago

very nice.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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HalDougherty

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#3 posted 1084 days ago

Great looking log. I love ugly logs! I’ve got an ugly cherry log that I just sawed. It looks a lot like your ugly walnut log.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#4 posted 1084 days ago

Awsome looking walnut.

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lou

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#5 posted 1084 days ago

All I can say is WOW.

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daltxguy

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#6 posted 1084 days ago

Nice save from an ugly log. Will make some very nice tables.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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mmh

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#7 posted 1084 days ago

Love the UGLY! I’m feeling kinda’ puny at 5’6”.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Vasko

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#8 posted 1084 days ago

I think I may pass out…

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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#9 posted 1083 days ago

I’ll second Lou.. WOW !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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dbol

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#10 posted 1083 days ago

Show off!!! :)

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Eagle1

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#11 posted 1083 days ago

Beautiful wood..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Occie gilliam

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#12 posted 1083 days ago

nice, my kind of slabs
Thanks Daren for posting this beautiful wood
Occie

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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amateur

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#13 posted 1083 days ago

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wood.

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