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Black Walnut Stumps
« on: September 29, 2017, 03:59:41 pm »
Hi,
This is my first post in this forum.  We live in the Ozark Mts in Arkansas. We got hit hard by a tornado several months ago.  We lost about 100 acres out of our 200 acres.  Most trees were totally uprooted. We are wondering if there is a market for Black Walnut stumps.  As I said  most are totally uprooted.  I'm not sure how many there are but probably close to 100.   All dimensions. We are still in the process of cutting them off the stump.  Wondering if we need to leave a certain length attached to the stump to make the stumps more usable.   Does anyone know who we can contact?  I've been researching and researching.  Thanks so much for any advice. 

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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 04:25:46 pm »
Used to be a Warsaw Gunstock company in Missouri that bought stumps for grips and such, may be a different name or company by now./
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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 04:26:31 pm »
Oh, and welcome to the forum, pull up a stump and sit a spell.
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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2017, 04:43:01 pm »
Thanks for the info @Texas Ranger   I'll check into the company in Warsaw.   lol  I have a lot of stumps to choose from ;)

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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2017, 05:28:01 pm »
One of our members is a gun stock maker and worked for a gun stock manufacturer in MO.  He attended the 2017 pig roast, but his FF handle evades me at the moment.  I'll try to find/remember it and post it here.

Edit: His name is "gunhandle" and he hails from Warsaw, MO.  You might try a private message to him. He doesn't post much, and probably won't see a post on the forum.  Last active August 8, 2017. Good luck.

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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2017, 06:04:43 pm »
We use larger stumps for art pieces. Sawn into a cube of sorts and polished up -quite saleable .Sorry about all those trees, time to make lemonade from lemons ! Welcome to FF.  Rob
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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2017, 07:18:03 am »
Welcome aboard, and glad youre alive to post about it.  Good luck and God Bless.

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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2017, 07:46:52 am »
Sounds like you might be from Viola?
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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 10:24:59 am »
Ozarks,

Our FF member 'gunhandle' is from Warsaw, MO and has worked for Warsaw Gunstock Company.  He might be a good contact to get info from as well.

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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 08:29:58 pm »
Glad to hear there is use for the stumps!

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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2017, 04:52:31 am »
Interesting thread...I have thought about sawing-up big stumps. Lots of work, I presume:
  • Loaded with dirt, so you'd have to clean/ Still pockets of dirt and ingrown rocks may remain. (I often pressure wash logs).
  • Pain to get onto the mill dude to odd shape/length.
  • Drying seems like it would be problematic ,but interesting material,

Here's some good reading about it. http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Sawing_a_Black_Walnut_Root.html
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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2017, 08:31:46 am »
I have sawn several Walnut stumps and I can assure you that they are no fun.  You spend hours with a pressure washer and there is still hidden sand/rocks.  Loading is problematic and then there is turning, positioning, and clamping.  Chainsaw trimming is a necessity and I still had a root to reach down and snap off a hydraulic fitting on my log clamp.   :-\

I would want an 8' log left on the stump which would lay on the sawmill bed and leave the stump overhanging.  Because of the unbalanced and unsupported stump, for the first two face openings, you would need a FEL.

Better you than me.  Sawing stumps is a very time consuming endeavor. 
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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2017, 11:19:59 am »
 

 
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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2017, 01:28:05 pm »
A handy tool thatll help you scrape the dirt off is a limb with a nice comfy "grip" and a dog leg at the bottom..  Kinda like hunting for the right stick to whittle a cane out of...   Anyway hammer a bunch of 4" barn nails through the working end all random like a porcupine on a bad hair day.  I made it for scratching up the garden but its my best tool for un-dirting the stumps in my burnpile. 

Scratch scratch, hose, scratch scratch, hose, etc

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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2017, 12:48:53 pm »


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Next time I am in CA I am going to setup a cot in the corner of your shop and enjoy the show.
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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2017, 01:12:39 pm »
25 cents to get in ,,,,100$ to get out... :D :D :D
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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2017, 01:53:08 pm »
Can I work it off? :)
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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2017, 04:23:21 pm »
Welcome aboard, and glad youre alive to post about it.  Good luck and God Bless.

Thanks for the welcome!  For sure, we are truly lucky to be alive. It was in the middle of the night, no basement and no warning.  it was terrifying.   When we ventured outside,  it looked like a war zone.  We had a lot of buildings/barns destroyed and lost 100 acres of our trees, but we, our animals and the house made it thru.  I'll be glad when the clean up/logging is over with, they estimate several more months.   

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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2017, 04:24:24 pm »
Sounds like you might be from Viola?

No, about 6 miles west of Parthenon Arkansas  back in the hills ;)

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Re: Black Walnut Stumps
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2017, 04:42:37 pm »


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Next time I am in CA I am going to setup a cot in the corner of your shop and enjoy the show.

I am thinking you'd have more fun visiting the kitchen, rummaging for leftovers and then sitting in the shop.  Oh..wine cellar..forgot to mention that. Yes, kitchen, wine cellar, then quite as a church mouse in the shop.