I’ll be milling some 6’ long Black Walnut today for a customer who’s interested in fireplace mantels. Pics to follow. I’m thrilled…it’s been awhile since I’ve cut anything 3” or thicker.
Okay, several hours later and I’m done with the milling. Pics are coming up shortly. I ended up with (2) 12/4 slabs 6’ long, 8-11” wide and (1) 5/4 board that was all I could salvage from the remainder of the log. Hope you like em!
First pic…setting up the flat surface for the first, straight, level cut. Second is the log after the first leveling cut. Third is that first slab produced. Fourth is the log after one slab taken. Fifth is the two bookmatched slabs. Last is all three pieces together.
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