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02-02-2011 12:16 PM

I Have just found this site and was wondering is there a place I can sell green quarter sawn Black Walnut along with Cherry and Maple?


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#1 posted 02-02-2011 01:26 PM

Georgia, one suggestion I would have is to take a look at Craigslist. Here is a list of several regions in Georgia. The hardwood lumber would be posted in the materials section for the region.

Green lumber will be a harder sell than kiln dried since a lot of woodworkers simply do not have the knowledge or ability to air dry lumber properly. But good luck on your venture.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 02-02-2011 01:55 PM

One thing you might do is to list it here on LJ’s. There might be some woodworkers near to you that would be interested. I, for one, might be interested if the price is good and it isn’t too far to drive and depending on quantity. Then, as Scott has mentioned, list on Craigs list. Also, if there are any custom furniture/cabinet shops in your area, they might be interested as well.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#3 posted 02-02-2011 01:58 PM

One other important question to consider, is the green wood still in log form or have you had it sawn into boards? Equally important, if it has been sawn, how was it sawn and how thick? Wherever you post, you should have pictures handy to either post the photos or to send to prospective buyers. Finally, you might check with any local sawyers/sawmills in your area to see if they would want it, or, ask if they might know someone that would be interested in the wood.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#4 posted 02-02-2011 03:15 PM

Please tell us where you are?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 02-02-2011 05:05 PM

Thanks for the input. I have not sawn any of it yet.
I have an older but good Woodmizer.
I am located in Ellijay, Ga.
Is there some specific deminisions I should try to cut?
Should I always quarter saw it?

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#6 posted 02-02-2011 06:06 PM

My advise – - Try to sell it locally. The cost of shipping will be a big problem if you do not sell locally.

Also, don’t cut until after you have a buyer and then cut it to his/her requirements. Put some anchor seal on the ends to keep it from drying out too rapidly.

You may have interest from people who want turning blanks.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 02-02-2011 06:12 PM

Thanks Rich, Will seal the ends today.

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#8 posted 02-02-2011 06:32 PM

I see no reason to 1/4 saw those species.

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#9 posted 02-05-2011 03:23 AM

Thanks Daren I sold the whole log to one turner. Thanks for the info.

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#10 posted 02-05-2011 05:23 AM

Right, Daren, you don’t see the rays like you do in white oak from these species, as a general rule.

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#11 posted 02-06-2011 04:53 AM

Georgia, a great place to learn about milling is the Forestry Forum. It is full of amateur and professional sawmill operators.

As Daren (a very knowledgable miller) indicated, walnut is usually not quartersawn (there are exceptions). The species that will benefit the most from quartersawing in terms of appearance are oak and sycamore.

Any species will benefit from quartersawing from a dimensional stability standpoint, but that is usually secondary to appearance for most species.

-- Scott, North Carolina, www.quartersawnoak.com

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#12 posted 02-06-2011 05:22 PM

Thanks for the info.

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#13 posted 02-07-2011 03:23 AM

I second Scott’s view. Flatsawn is more desirable for Walnut and depending upon the project unsteamed heartwood. Steamed give a washed out appearance and allows concentration yards to mix in more sapwood into the mix.

Air drying gives the best color before kiln drying. Rich and lush tones.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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