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Brandon

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1128 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: walnut milling question

I found an ad on craigslist for fresh cut walnut free for the taking. So i went out grabbed

about 10 chunks and brought them home.

My question is when I sliced one open it had the creaming color of common walnut. I’m not to familiar with walnut so will it turn that shade of brown while drying or am I stuck with this color. The last photo of the ends has latex paint on them its not the color of actual wood.

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barlow

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#1 posted 1128 days ago

Sure looks like soft maple to me

-- barlow

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#2 posted 1128 days ago

^yeah, I had my reservations.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 1128 days ago

Yeah, that isnt walnut. I also would guess maple.

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#4 posted 1128 days ago

yea that is a big 10-4..this is not walnut…the bark and the inside tell this story..sorry you didnt get what you thought you were going to get..but you can always use it ..im sure you will have some nice looking wood regardless…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 1127 days ago

thanks guys for the replies. A little disappointed that it wasn’t walnut but hey it was FREE!!! And yes I’m sure I can make something good out of it still. By the way what pointers could you give me on how you all knew it was maple. I googled all I could and all I could find was walnut when comparing the bark.

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#6 posted 1127 days ago

The color of the wood, if it were walnut it would have had a darker brown center of the log, with a creamy color to the outside. Plus that bark is different from the walnut trees I see around here. The color of the wood in the 2nd picture is pretty far off from walnut. Still a good project in there if you can get it milled and dried. The price was good.

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#7 posted 1127 days ago

It might not be walnut, but it’s desirable nonetheless! And for free, you’re the champion. I think you’ll have a lot of fun with it.

A picture’s worth a thousand words, right? Here’s what your fellow LJs are describing above. This is a walnut log resawed and dimensioned.



-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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racerglen

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#8 posted 1127 days ago

Yknow Al a real testosterone laden male would have done that with an axe.. Next time ask, I’ll loan you my dad’s double bitted Sager..

;-}

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Brandon

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#9 posted 1127 days ago

Bertha_ pictures are worth a thousand words. Thank you for posting those photos that really helps me out.

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#10 posted 1127 days ago

Racer’s right! I should be ashamed of myself;) I’ll hacksaw a railroad tie tonight for penance. :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 1127 days ago

Be sure to use a dull hacksaw….

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#12 posted 1125 days ago

upside down….

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#13 posted 1125 days ago

I just got a piece of tie for the shop. I’d like it cut in half. Al, since your in the mood.

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#14 posted 1122 days ago

Flags should have poped at ‘free’ walnut.
Also it is often mentioned logs are ‘resawn’ Logs are ‘sawn’ boards and cants are ‘resawn’ not logs. How can you ‘re’ anything that has not been done once in the first place?

-- A TOOL JUNKIE- There, I just admited it to myself...

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#15 posted 1119 days ago

The bark looks a little like Butternut, which is kind of like a white walnut..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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