|Forum topic by SG6578||posted 02-18-2015 11:49 PM||879 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
02-18-2015 11:49 PM
I visited a guy last night who rough cuts lumber with his woodmizer mill. He had an enormous inventory but most of it was buried and not easily accessible. It was 8F outside and none of the buildings had heat so I dug up a few boards and got the hell out of there. Took about 15 minutes to get the feeling back in my hands but I was like a kid in candy store. He had some 16/4 slabs of a 150 year old mulberry tree he sawed a few years ago. It was a dark red that would put any mahogany to shame.
I dug out a 4/4 black walnut board 8” wide x 8’ long. For $30 and it planed out beautifully with 95% heartwood on one side. SCORE. Cut 10 years ago. Air dried.
Got a $3 walnut plaque. Is this a diagonal but off a branch or a cut from a burl? Air dried.
Also grabbed a 13” wide x 44” long 6/4 ash board for $20. I noticed lots of light spots on it though that would not plane out. Is this water damage or a disease in the tree? Air dried.
This new DeWalt 735 is paying for itself quickly.
Thanks for your help,