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http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/mat/3684887938.html

Just saw this on craigslist. Anyone have an idea what a sawyer would charge to cut up a treat like this?


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#1 posted 495 days ago

Boy, with that small of a diameter, I think you would be hard pressed to get a lot of heartwood out of each of these trees.

-- Ryan - Bethel Park, PA

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#2 posted 495 days ago

I am assuming you would probably cut them down to 10’ lengths or less? That would make about 6 logs, 13-16” diameter. Around here in SE Tennessee, if you took the wood to the saw, you might get off for about $175-200 as a load. And it would be green, so you have to rick it for a while. That would be just straight flat cuts, no quartersawing, assuming 5/4.
If the guy had a portable and this seller allowed you to set up in their area, it probably would double at least, for the travel time, setup and teardown time.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#3 posted 495 days ago

You can see what I mean here. The white sapwood is essentially waste, and generally not used for woodworking.

-- Ryan - Bethel Park, PA

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#4 posted 495 days ago

Give these guys a call. Kyle Lindy is their sawyer and I’ve always had good dealings with him. They’re down near Lakeville.

http://www.morningwoodhardwoods.com/services--products.html

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#5 posted 495 days ago

Thanks Rich. I was at this website a while ago and forgot to bookmark it.

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#6 posted 495 days ago

And Ryan, thanks for the picture…you’re right, not much heartwood at all in that size. May not be worth the time/effort.

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#7 posted 495 days ago

Are you a turner? You could get some decent turning blanks out of those. If you have a chainsaw, no need to get anyone else to cut it up for you. I already have a ton of walnut, or I’d be interested.

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#8 posted 495 days ago

That might be an exaggeration of the sapwood, but you get the idea. Smaller Walnuts seem to have a higher percentage of sapwood versus the old ones.

-- Ryan - Bethel Park, PA

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#9 posted 495 days ago

Rich -

Nope, not a turner. I emailed Kyle to see what they think.

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#10 posted 495 days ago

I have read that residential type walnut trees do not make for much good lumber.my 2 cents. Thanks

Ray

-- Waco, Texas

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#11 posted 495 days ago

They are pretty small, will be sappy, and there is a 100% chance that they have metal in them coming from a yard. The lumber is probably not worth what you would have to pay the sawyer for destroyed blades. Most custom sawyers charge about $30 for every blade that hits metal. I sawed a yard walnut for a guy and hit nails and bullets. Trashed two blades.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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