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Old 12-10-2018, 04:13 PM   #1
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Shame. The guy that was supposed to take it backed out.

It's coming down next week and getting cut up and I'm using it for firewood.

Walnut...probably 30' tall and 30" diameter at the base.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:41 PM   #2
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A walnut log that size is worth more than firewood , do you know anybody with a sawmill. A google search may find someone in the area with a portable mill

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Old 12-10-2018, 04:54 PM   #3
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A walnut log that size is worth more than firewood , do you know anybody with a sawmill. A google search may find someone in the area with a portable mill
Yes...there's a chap a few towns away.

Need a flatbed...a way to get it on the truck and a place to stick it.

I don't have any of the three.
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Someone with a portable mill may come to you.
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Yes...there's a chap a few towns away.

Need a flatbed...a way to get it on the truck and a place to stick it.

I don't have any of the three.
Some years back, I had to take down a big hemlock to make room for an addition. Shame, it was a beautiful tree.

Anyway, I found a guy to take the trunk. He and his son owned a portable sawmill, but he came with a pickup truck to get the wood. Told me where to cut it (8' to 12' lengths), we tossed them on his truck and off he went.

I could barely lift my end of the pieces and he never broke a sweat. He was probably in his mid-70's and half CaliDeck's size.
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How big a bar do you have on your chainsaw? My friend has a chainsaw mill he used on some locust and maple he cut down

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How big a bar do you have on your chainsaw? My friend has a chainsaw mill he used on some locust and maple he cut down

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20"

I looked at them and getting a longer bar...then a rip chain.

I still may. I couldn't saw the bottom 6' or so, but the rest would be fine.

We'll see.
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If you cut it in 3' sectiins and slab out about a 4" center piece, you can have material for plenty of table tops, etc. The cut offs are light enough to handle.

Cut from both sides with your 20" bar, it will get you the 30" you need.

You can probably find a youtube video of soneone in a third world country roughing out a beam this way.
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I had a beautiful oak tree in the way of my garage build, I had a friend with a flatbed bring it to the sawmillIt took a couple weeks for him to killm dry it, Couple weeks after I picked up my lumber the whole Saw Mill went up in flames!
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Walnut is pretty crummy firewood in my opinion. Tends to wick moisture, it is soft wood and leaves lots of ashes. I'd give it away to whoever will take it and haul it off.
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Walnut is pretty crummy firewood in my opinion. Tends to wick moisture, it is soft wood and leaves lots of ashes. I'd give it away to whoever will take it and haul it off.
Outside campfire and basement barrel stove.

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Yeah, walnut is a hardwood.
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To bad you’re so far away. I would love to have a big stack of walnut for woodworking projects.
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To bad you’re so far away. I would love to have a big stack of walnut for woodworking projects.
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I could have a crane move that for a couple $100. But, no clue what the lumber is worth in your area.

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Around Portland walnut goes for 5 to 10$ a board foot.
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Premium 6' to 16' lengths....6" to 12" width...$15/bd. ft. at Hearne Hardwoods....not too, too far from me.

The closest place doesn't list their prices.
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While we're here.

I have a little more than 500 board feet of aromatic red cedar that's been stickered in my basement for over 15 years....for sale.

A farmer I did a lot of cabinet work for was clearing some land and insisted I take an old and large tree. He cut it down and limbed it and put it on a friends flatbed.

I took it to a mill and had it sliced up into 5/4 thickness (maybe just a tad more).

A lot of the boards are 14' long and 16" wide.

I want $500 for the whole pile.
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While we're here.

I have a little more than 500 board feet of aromatic red cedar that's been stickered in my basement for over 15 years....for sale.

A farmer I did a lot of cabinet work for was clearing some land and insisted I take an old and large tree. He cut it down and limbed it and put it on a friends flatbed.

I took it to a mill and had it sliced up into 5/4 thickness (maybe just a tad more).

A lot of the boards are 14' long and 16" wide.

I want $500 for the whole pile.
Do you deliver? Even a sparky could find something to do with that.

I'd throw in a Benjamin extra to cover fuel.

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That would barely get me over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge....

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