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Thread: Walnut Logs

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas

    Walnut Logs

    WooHoo. One of the guys I work with went to Missouri to see his brother, mom and dad. He asked me on his way out the door if I would like some walnut wood. I said sure that would be great. Boy was I surprised when he showed up. I couldn't believe my eyes. He brought 5 logs all over 6 ft long and the smallest is about 12 1/2" with the largest being 18" in diameter. The tree came down in a storm last week so he brought me the trunk which was 27 1/2' long. I figure there are about 35 to 40 bowls unless I use some of the smaller one for HF's. The big one weighs somewhere between 200 and 300 lbs. Got the ends waxed. So guess I will cut them into blanks this weekend if I can lift them. The neighbor said I could use his arm lift. Oh what a problem to have.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day
    and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Indianola, Ia about 12 miles south of Des Moines
    Great score. Free wood and delivered to your door.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Wow, really nice score Bernie!

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Rio Rancho, NM
    VERY nice score, Bernie. If you run out of ideas for using that walnut, you can send some to me!!
    Nancy Laird
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    Woodworker, turner, laser engraver; RETIRED!!

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  5. #5

    Man, what a score.

    I wish I had some friends like that. Great score.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Bernie, good thing you live halfway across the country from me. Otherwise "Honest Vaughn's Midnight Log Removal Service" might be showing up in your neighborhood.

    Congrats on the haul. I see some walnut NE bowls in your future.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  7. #7
    living in SW Missouri I can say that it was a very destructive storm. We had winds over 90 mph which did do tremendous tree damage.. So I am glad that a few people are getting to use the otherwise wasted trees... Good for the tree service people and wood turners...
    Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it
    still sings!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Boy Bernie, that really is too bad, all that lousy Walnut to contend with........... you must be getting sick and tired of all that Walnut by now.......

    Yeah right

    Great haul, and a great friend too!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA
    Good on you, Bernie. You can't beat walnut. Really a nice haul.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Very nice score. Ye going to slab it or cut into chunks for turning?

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