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Old 01-10-2019, 11:47 PM   #61
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36" 30" outside bark to outside bark.

Probably 1.5"-2" of sapwood.
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Oooops...maybe it's 30" in diameter.
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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.
That's what it seemed to me, but I left some wiggle room because I never saw the canopy. Major branch size and distribution was great, but maybe some unbalance toward the very top.

Either way, I'd be happy with, growth rings look great from here.
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Wonder if walnut makes good flooring?
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Wonder if walnut makes good flooring?
It does.
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"A smart man learns from his mistakes; a wise man learns from the mistakes of others."

It was said of William T. Sherman. He never admitted a mistake and he never repeated a mistake !
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Unloading it was pretty easy. James pulled his jeep around and pulled the smaller 2 off the trailer just enough to get to the edge of the pallets, then I pulled the trailer out from under them. He got a little too ambitious with the big one and yanked it almost clear of the pallets lol. I got that one on video, I should be able to post it up this weekend

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Anchor seal won't do a whole lot of good. Use thick paint or glue if you're looking to keep the end checking to a minimum.

Unless it's really dry, you probably don't have to use anything because it's still green. Sealing the ends is usually done after it's dried to keep moisture transfer to a minimum. Since it's green, moisture isn't going to go up and with as thick as it is, it ain't drying out too quick.
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Anchor seal won't do a whole lot of good. Use thick paint or glue if you're looking to keep the end checking to a minimum.

Unless it's really dry, you probably don't have to use anything because it's still green. Sealing the ends is usually done after it's dried to keep moisture transfer to a minimum. Since it's green, moisture isn't going to go up and with as thick as it is, it ain't drying out too quick.
This is up North. It can freeze solid, and water sublimate from the end or if it warms up for a little while, just evaporate. RH is about nothing during the winter.

I see logs end check during the winter all the time.

I'd definitely seal it. JMO.
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This is up North. It can freeze solid, and water sublimate from the end or if it warms up for a little while, just evaporate. RH is about nothing during the winter.

I see logs end check during the winter all the time.

I'd definitely seal it. JMO.
Totally wasn't thinking about freezing. Wouldn't know what it does even if I was thinking about it

I'm really not a fan of wax for end checks though, any reason it would be okay in winter up north? Wax has it's place here, mainly for keeping a high MC for bending stock or turning blanks indoors. Biggest problem is if it melts and gets into the end grain (depending how deep it goes) that part is worthless because no chemicals take it off and almost no finish will stick to it (conversion varnish might).

Paint some titebond 3 on the ends or some good paint.
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Solid info.

Here's the FPL website with vast information. It's by far the most useful site I've ever used for wood. Takes a while to get used to and how to search it but you can find anything you wish to know about wood.

https://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/products/p...criteria=title
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20 million BTU/cord...
I've burned them all. Even the uncommon, Willow, Birch, Sycamore, etc
Cut for cut I'd have to say Red or White Oak is the best, but Walnut ain't bad. Birch will burn even somewhat green but it burns almost too hot to use consistently....good for getting it going though

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