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Forum topic by ccpanel posted 06-10-2009 08:59 PM 1150 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ccpanel

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06-10-2009 08:59 PM

I have a large black walnut tree in Chico, CA(north california) that has to be cut down =((. I can cut it into logs or burl or ROUGH slabs or blocks with my chainsaw.

email directly for my phone number(dont like helping spam-bots)

I have pictures to send.

base approx 48” diameter rising up about 4-5’ then splitting into 4 trunks 20-24” diameter rising 8-10’ before curving.

looking to make a few more dollars than firewood-not looking to retire! =)

gets cut down this week. i can store for free for a medium time. i can make cuts where you want if you contact me soon enough.

I also have some olive pieces i would be willing to give away for the cost of shipping if you promise me some HIGH resolution pictures of your completed project. =)


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 09-05-2009 07:20 AM

Interesting, did you get any takers on this offer?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 09-05-2009 10:20 AM

nope. i figured i would let it cure for a few years, win the lottery and buy a bandsaw to make 2 front doors out of it…
tree is down. all i want is enough for 2 front doors… would love to trade milling for rest of wood. i dont even need/want big wide slabs-im gonna make/have made(metalworker by hobby/trade) a door ive designed.
mark

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#3 posted 09-05-2009 04:08 PM

You do realize that the large branches are useless for lumber, right? If it’s 4-5 foot before the tree branches out, that’s all you’ll get as usable lumber.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#4 posted 09-05-2009 09:43 PM

I see you use “win the lottery” plan as well LOL!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#5 posted 09-06-2009 02:08 AM

I thought about going to northern CA to pick up another tree that was on a few months ago, but it just wasn’t worth while for the amount I could haul vs cost.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 09-23-2009 05:07 AM

I’m a sawyer in Wisconsin, I’d suggest you look at www.woodweb.com in the sawing directory
and find a local sawyer in your area that would cut the material for you. Sounds like a nice tree,
I hate to see decent material go into firewood when it could be viable for woodworking…..

-- Phil

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#7 posted 09-24-2009 09:07 PM

thanks-one of the listers in LA offered to cut if i can get to him. we havnt gotten around to meeting on PM/email.

theres a local guy w/24” bandsaw but too small for my log.

tree is down, logs on ground. shortest is 4’, longest is 12’, smallest is 24” including bark, biggest is trunk which is in half. each half at base is 40×48” approx. and 5-7’ long.

yep-my car trailer is loaded. theres 6-8 total pieces(memory failure)
thanks-once again-this foru is the most helpful of any forum i belong to of any subject.
mark

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#8 posted 09-25-2009 03:21 AM

One of the things I’d suggest if the logs are too large for a local mill is to rip them in 1/2
with a chainsaw. By this I mean cut them longitudinally right down the center, like a banana
in a banana split. It takes a good sharp chain and a firm grip, but sizing logs down this way
is effective for me for logs over 38” in diameter on the small end to process them through the
mill.

-- Phil

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