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Blog entry by Woodam posted 08-24-2007 07:37 AM 2071 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

How do you tell the worth of wanut tree burl? Who could give me an idea? Is there a market for it? What do you do with the leftover parts of the tree? Obviously my knowledge is extensive (ha ha)...any ideas?



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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 08-24-2007 08:06 AM

Do you have photos?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 08-24-2007 12:57 PM

I would suggest going on Ebay for pricing ideas. If it is chunks of burl go to a woodturning site for buyers or I’m sure there are LJ’s out there that would like to have some burl.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#3 posted 08-24-2007 01:32 PM

Can’t tell without pictures, but it sounds like a waste. just give it to us jocks. We’ll gladly, I mean begrudgingly, take it off your hands.

;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#4 posted 08-24-2007 01:42 PM

I agree with Scott. It’s really just a chunk of diseased wood….I specialize in diseased wood removal…:)

Seriously though, Roger’s idea is probably the best. As for the rest of the tree. It depends on what can be made into lumber.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Woodam

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#5 posted 08-25-2007 12:14 AM

Well gentleman…an older man offered about $84,000 for about 164 trees AND to clean up. That’s the first disease I’ve heard of that offers money!!! But seriously folks, how do I tell if I’m getting ripped off? I may go for one thing, but my dad is a little more of a businessman. This older man is threatening to walk away after three days, I love threats. I can get pictures, what should I show in the pics?

Thank you for the responses.

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brunob

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#6 posted 08-25-2007 12:41 AM

If he offered you 84K and he’s ligit, you can bet that it’s worth at least that. Let him walk and get some more estimates. Is there a state forrester in your area? They can be a big help.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 08-25-2007 01:35 AM

Always get a second opinion. Timber doesn’t grow back. If there’s one timber buyer then there are three. If he wants it he won’t walk. He’s just trying to get you to make a snap decision. All the more reason to seek a seocnd opinion. Also get an ironclad clean up contract, boilerplate. make sure it’s all on paper. I’m an old horse trader. Believe me when the word gets out that you have 164 veneer grade walnut trees the offers will be coming out of the wood work. They got in some veneer grade that was 4/4 to 16/4 at my supplier. It was priced at 14.75/ BF. Before I got any of it some one bought all of it to do a library in his home.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Woodam

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#8 posted 08-25-2007 02:12 AM

I KNEW IT! I told my family the guy is pressuring us, in order to force a deal, not to mention the vultures that are “helping my dad” by going out to “supervise the older man” and mediate. He’s offering CASH but my boyfriend said that’s one of the things you are not supposed to do, but Idon’t understand why. We haven’t really watered or taken care of the property but it’s pratically on the river, so I assume that’s how the trees have been surviving. We haven’t collected walnuts for years.

This is my first blogging experience and I never would of guessed it would be on this site. Nevertheless my faith in mankind and men in general, seems to be growing. I really like you guys! What a relief to hear information from experienced people, I can’t thank you guys enough!!! I still want to be a part of this chat thing even after this over, much to my surprise. I’m going to post a picture soon so I feel like I belong.

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Russel

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#9 posted 08-25-2007 02:35 AM

If I read this group correctly, you said “walnut” and “burl” . . . trust me, you belong.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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WayneC

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#10 posted 08-25-2007 02:42 AM

I’ll send a message to Ron. He can probably give an estimate for a tree.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Woodam

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#11 posted 08-25-2007 02:48 AM

Russel that made me laugh, I can feel the love.

Thank you Wayne C—- how do I add people as a friend?

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WayneC

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#12 posted 08-25-2007 03:32 AM

To add a buddy, click on the persons home link and there is a add link on their home page.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Chip

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#13 posted 08-25-2007 03:49 AM

Ok, how much would each LJ member have to pitch in to make this deal happen? Hmmm, that’s $84,000 divided by 1,500.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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WayneC

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#14 posted 08-25-2007 03:55 AM

Another way to think about it, how many of you would pay $512 for a walnut tree ($84K/164)?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Chip

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#15 posted 08-25-2007 04:02 AM

Sounds like a good deal doean’t it Wayne? Would be great to see some pics. I have a feeling that $84k is going to go up a tad.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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