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Forum topic by Mickeys posted 05-02-2015 11:30 PM 1115 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-02-2015 11:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: walnut root ball burl crotch slabs

I’m wondering if anyone would be interested in walnut root ball slabs. I have numerous walnuts that have been felled and I have removed the root ball, cleaned them and can cut them to your specifications. I’m just trying to figure out if there is a market for these. I also have big crown crotch materials as well as burl wood from a few different species trees. I have attached one pic and have more if someone is interested I could send them on a PM. Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 05-03-2015 01:37 AM

Mickeys, can I suggest that you go ahead and tell us where you are located? That might be important to some readers.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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#2 posted 05-03-2015 01:41 AM

I am located in north central Missouri, sorry for not putting that in original message I’m a newbie at this.

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#3 posted 05-03-2015 02:30 PM

Any feedback on these would be appreciated as this is new to me. I could ship them if someone was interested or I do a lot of driving with my job and could possible deliver if I’m coming your way. I know these are not easy to get a hold of and I have a bunch and just wanted to share by covering my cost for the work.

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#4 posted 05-03-2015 06:00 PM

Beautiful wood.

Just a small piece of advice. You should try to cut running with the grain instead of across the grain as shown in the photo. “Cookies” cut across the grain with almost invariably crack during the drying process.

Good Luck!

Herb

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#5 posted 05-03-2015 06:30 PM

Thank you for the advice the one above is the first we’ve ever cut and it was a customers request for it to be cut like a stump. Cutting it with the grain would also give you bigger slabs to work with. Thank you again they are beautiful pieces better than I expected.

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#6 posted 05-03-2015 09:19 PM

What kind of money are we talking?

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#7 posted 05-03-2015 09:59 PM

What Ric Said …

Depending on cost, I would love to have some live edge slabs.

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#8 posted 05-04-2015 01:16 AM

$85 a slab plus shipping, the slabs are averaging 36” and will be cut in a 2.25” thickness. Direction of cut is up to the customer and custom cuts can always be done since the roots are still intact and cut upon order.

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#9 posted 05-04-2015 02:15 AM

What’s the moisture content of these fine walnut slabs?

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#10 posted 05-04-2015 02:57 AM

They are green the logs where felled a year ago and we have just started extracting the root ball. I have not put a meter to them to get an exact moisture but in my opinion they are wet and need some time to dry.

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#11 posted 05-04-2015 03:57 AM

Thank you Mickey appreciate the quick and honest response.

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#12 posted 05-04-2015 04:48 AM

it looks like you left the root ball in the ground ?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#13 posted 05-04-2015 04:56 AM

it has been my experience

is that those who claim they owned the crystal ball of finding the magic that lies beneath the layer earth that separates the living from the dead

claim to cut the tree and keep its soul

it lies a bit a bit deeper

nice try : )

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#14 posted 05-04-2015 05:02 AM

dig the root ball

their lies its roots

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#15 posted 05-04-2015 05:04 AM

everybody thinks the best part of the tree lies above the ground

dumb bunch

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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