I was recently gifted 4 Claro Walnut logs. When i went to pick them up, I found there were 7, not four. They were from 24” D to 40”D. All were from 5’-6” to 7’6” L. Yesterday I took them to the sawyer. 3 hours later I have some of the most beautiful slabs. About 40% were cut into 4/4 flitches. Another 40% were cut into 5/4 flitches. The remainder were specifically cut for turning. 15 pieces for turning, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4, 16/4, 20/4 one at 24/4. In addition, I saved one piece of the crotch pieces at 28/4×22” x 24”. I would quess the total board footage as about 1200. However, when I get done trimming, I would assume I will have not much more than about 60% of the total.
This wood will be air dried. Here in Central California, I would expect a moisture contance of 9% by July 1, 2010
I took no pictures. I was so much into the process, I never picked up the camera. This weekend, I will get a few employees to help me unload, trim, stickers, and band up the wood. maybe I can take some pics and include them in future blogs.
-- Rustfever, Central California