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1924 days ago

I might be scoring some walnut logs, and would love to share it with some fellow lumberjocks. I am curious if anyone in the chicagoland area might be interested in some freshcut walnut for a very reasonable price. I’ll know more as soon as I hear back from the guy with the trees.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#1 posted 1924 days ago

Julian,I’m only about 15 min. from you & would be interested in some. As long as you run it thru your kiln first. LOL


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#2 posted 1924 days ago

im close by, i live in fort wayne IN. let me know, ill go in for some.

-- "Democracy is by far the worst system of government. Except all the others that have been tried." ~ Winston Churchill

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#3 posted 1924 days ago

I am going to look at the trees tomorrow. I’ll keep you all updated.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#4 posted 1924 days ago

Julian shoot me a email I would be interested, I live in Naperville…Blkcherry

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#5 posted 1924 days ago

Hey, I want some. Will you deliver to Texas?? lol

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 1924 days ago

hi; ilive north & would be interested in blanks for turning please let me know & price daniel @

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#7 posted 1923 days ago

I would be interested, great wood.

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#8 posted 1923 days ago

Julian – no one is going to want that black walnut, but since I’m a nice guy I’ll let you store it at my place until you figure out how to get rid of it.

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#9 posted 1923 days ago

I just checked out the trees. I am estimating between 1000-1400 board feet of walnut from trees that i’m guessing are around 100 years old. If all goes well, the fun will begin next weekend. I’m figuring on letting it go for $2 a boardfoot for green lumber, and a little more if you want it kiln dried. For you turners out there who are interested, what sizes would be good for blanks? Would you rather just pick from the logs and cut your own?

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#10 posted 1923 days ago

Too far.

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#11 posted 1923 days ago

Please Email me if interested. I would really like to do this, but I really need to recoup my costs quickly, so please only reply if you are serious.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#12 posted 1923 days ago

I would be interested in pen blanks prefer kiln dried large flat rate box full. Like some burl if it comes up. PM me back and I will pay pal or send money order as you require.

-- I work to much to turn as much as I would like to.

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#13 posted 1923 days ago

I heard that there’s a beetle infestation that target black walnut trees, although that’s only in western US and pretty far from Illinois. Julian just in case, check the logs carefully to make sure someone isn’t trying to sell you diseased trees that are mandated to be chopped down just for a quick buck.

Not trying to douse everybody’s excitement and I hope everything is good. I would love some $2/bf walnut too but I’m too far away. But just in case.

Found a link here

-- Ed

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#14 posted 1923 days ago

Don’t worry. They are healthy trees. They are only being cut down because the homeowners hate picking up the walnuts in their front yard.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#15 posted 1919 days ago

Still waiting to hear from some of you. Email me at if serious about this.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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