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Old 12-15-2018, 12:25 PM   #41
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How soon does it need to be gone? I can't remember if you said

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Old 12-15-2018, 12:29 PM   #42
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Yeah, already asked him about that lol. I can tow about 11k and put another 2k in the bed. If what I read and calculated is right, that's about 1/3 of the tree

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I found a calculator...

I come up with 4767 lbs.

Figuring the top is 12" diameter and the bottom is 30" diameter and the tree is 30' tall.

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How soon does it need to be gone? I can't remember if you said

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I spoke to my friend this morning and he said the guy cutting it down should be by this coming week. I asked to be alerted so I could be around to see it/film it.

After that...not really a deadline but doesn't want it laying there too long.

The one thing...the guy that owns the property hasn't vocalized any interest in getting money for the thing. He just wants it gone.

I told my friend, and he agreed, that keep any talk of money quiet because this is the type of guy that if he gets wind of $$...will want money.

So, to answer your question....the sooner the better after it's down.
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Just talked with the "local" hardwood store. They buy quite a bit of wood from guys cutting and sawing trees up. Right now they are inundated with walnut and it's going for $6-$7 bd/ft.

He also said if it was prime and 18" to 24"" wide...you could name your price pretty much.

He was concerned about metal. He said, and didn't know why...that walnuts in residential areas seem to have more nails in them. I'm not sure why walnuts would be more prone...just passing along what he said.
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I found a calculator...

I come up with 4767 lbs.

Figuring the top is 12" diameter and the bottom is 30" diameter and the tree is 30' tall.

http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/calculators/calc.pl
I may have put a decimal place in the wrong spot lol

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Way easier to pound a nail into walnut than oak, maple, ash, etc. Their lowest branch is also relatively high.

If you just look around the yard for a likely suspect to pound a nail into, it's an easy choice.
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I bought my son a Bounty Hunter TK4 metal detector (around $80) last year. It's a good base model I've used to find my septic tank cover. It's predominantly for ferrous metals.

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Any company that sells a moisture meter will sell a metal detector for wood. It's a little different than it is for soil. It looks like what the TSA has for patting you down to go to the airline.

You can make an Alaskan sawmill relatively cheap. If you have room in your basement that will work as an air drying kiln. Walnut is HOT right now and has been for a little over a year. Big stock is really expensive. Advantage is selling some 18" wide stuff for 14 a BD ft. 24" would be crazy.

Hearne hardwoods is a great company. I wouldn't hesitate to do business with them. I'd hate to see a tree like that go into firewood. One thing to check is the sap wood. Some walnuts wont grow slow enough and have a lot of sapwood. Also you'll get some saddleback grain if it grew too fast. One way to check is to have a branch and see how much sapwood it has, chances are if it is 3" thick and has heart wood... It's fine.

Check pith rot with a drill. If it get easier deeper and the very bottom, pith rot has at least started to set in.

Walnut is like gold in big slabs but there's a lot of circumstances. I'd figure someone would want it bad enough though. It's worth a lot of money to veneer folks too. There are two big veneer companies but I think it's in the Midwest. Worth checking out though.
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I'd be able to get down there after Christmas. I can PM you to work out details

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Rich and his friend James were able to get down from N.J today and get the walnut.

Cut into 3 "manageable" sections and loaded onto a trailer.

I'm really happy to see this beautiful tree find a home with someone who is going to use it. I made him promise to keep this thread going with pictures of it being milled, stickered and the furniture it becomes.



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Rsblakes, if you want to sell a slab let me know. I'm kind of a hoarder (sucker) when it comes to live edge domestic slabs. PM me to let me know what it'd take to get one or two of them...
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I can't tell for sure, but it looks like there eon't be much of a problem with reaction wood.

Good luck to you guys not hitting metal.
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I can't tell for sure, but it looks like there eon't be much of a problem with reaction wood.

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I thought the same thing...straight as an arrow.
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That 3 way crotch is amazing (insert jokes). All almost at a perfect 45-60 angle. Can't get better. It's like that tree was placed in the perfect spot to grow.

Even in the crotches those slabs are likely to maintain stability. Actually that is why it is perfect live edge slab material because it won't need to be filled or butterflied.

Willing to bet there's some pretty cool curl in it in those spots too. Looks like it grew pretty slow too with near perfect exposure to north and south sun.

That's a great tree. Really glad to see it didn't go to firewood.
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That's a great tree. Really glad to see it didn't go to firewood.

Me too!


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Rsblakes, if you want to sell a slab let me know. I'm kind of a hoarder (sucker) when it comes to live edge domestic slabs. PM me to let me know what it'd take to get one or two of them...
I don't think we will be doing much of anything with it until spring comes. You up in NJ ever, or would you want it shipped? I'm not even sure how to go about that.

Tomorrow morning we'll get it off the trailer so I can get that back to the rental place. Then we'll seal the ends and cover for the winter and dream about what it will become

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Rich and his friend James were able to get down from N.J today and get the walnut.

Cut into 3 "manageable" sections and loaded onto a trailer.

I'm really happy to see this beautiful tree find a home with someone who is going to use it. I made him promise to keep this thread going with pictures of it being milled, stickered and the furniture it becomes.



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I don't think I can thank you enough for the hookup on the tree and the help you and Bruce gave us today. It was great meeting you

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I don't think we will be doing much of anything with it until spring comes. You up in NJ ever, or would you want it shipped? I'm not even sure how to go about that.

Tomorrow morning we'll get it off the trailer so I can get that back to the rental place. Then we'll seal the ends and cover for the winter and dream about what it will become

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I am very rarely in that part of the northeast... Have to be shipped.... but we could work something out with my suppliers maybe?

Dunno? Figure out what the cut cost you for the whole thickness and piece it out... Seems to me a lot of us would be willing to pay for a piece of that high of quality. Walnut is at an all time high right now too.

Good stuff. What's the diameter of the largest overall pieces?

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