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Forum topic by Tom S. posted 10-24-2010 06:31 PM 1525 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-24-2010 06:31 PM

I have 10 black walnut logs longest of which is 15 inches shortest is 10 all are 8 inch diameter. I wanted to make a nice cutting board but I’m unsure which way to cut them. With the grain or across grain. Any ideas are welcome.

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#1 posted 10-24-2010 06:34 PM

with the grain

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 10-25-2010 06:56 AM

The best cutting boards are end grain.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 10-25-2010 05:21 PM

Sounds like your salvaging some fire wood. I recommend with the grain. What is the diameter? Here is a link to some cutting methods.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#4 posted 10-27-2010 06:26 AM

With the grain. It will be more stable this way during drying.

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#5 posted 10-27-2010 03:15 PM

Thanks for the thread and the link. I have some walnut logs that I’m going to use for a tabletop. I have the name of a sawyer close to my home and I’ll talk to him about what is said here.

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#6 posted 10-29-2010 05:11 AM

that is called firewood :P

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#7 posted 02-23-2011 04:44 PM

Lets revive an old thread. (slightly new topic )

I have a black walnut log (I have a yard full of them really, but one is a LOG) Its 60 inched at the big end, 10 + feet long and 38inches on the small end. Vaneer quality. Im going to cut the flare off the big end to bulid a table. That leaves about 48 inches on the big end and still over 10 feet long. Is there a market for this? I have plenty of walnut to finish my project so I dont need it. How much is this worth? Where can I sell it? I can post pictures tomorrow.

-- I've cut it twice, but its still to short....

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