Claro Walunt Tree to Lumber

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Project by Firewood20 posted 02-10-2011 10:03 PM 2095 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is some claro black walnut that was cut down in California. It was my first tree I had milled down… a lot of heavy lifting initially untill I found a rancher with some heavy machinary to do the milling. Very nice looking slabs I got out of this. More to come. Now comes the air drying process and wait. I have learned so much from LJ’s. Thanks for all your help, check out my blog on Black Walnut Tree, good adise I got from everyone. The majority of the boards I had cut down were 1+” slabs with some 2” ones as well. Lots of sap wood(light colored walnut) since the tree was only 20” diameter inside bark at the base smaller diameter on up. Looking to find a more mature tree eventually.

-- Dustin, Central Coast California

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#1 posted 02-10-2011 10:50 PM

ya lot’s of sap, look how nice claro walnut is! beautiful!

Thanks for sharing

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#2 posted 02-11-2011 01:14 AM

How many dreams and how many projects out that wonerful wood!?

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 02-11-2011 01:46 AM

Nice looking lumber there. The farmers here have been trimming all the almond, cherry, and walnut trees here. I’m trying to keep my eye out for them to see if I can snag some of the wood.

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 02-11-2011 01:47 AM


-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 02-11-2011 06:25 AM

what are you going to make with it?

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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#6 posted 02-11-2011 06:49 AM

There is some really nice grain in there. Have fun with those!

-- David from Indiana --

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#7 posted 02-11-2011 12:04 PM

fantastic, lucky you!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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