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Free Walnut
« on: July 08, 2017, 08:01:08 am »
I got some free walnut timber this past week, A land owner contacted me that wanted some cut down to make way for a home build. I plan on using some of the timber for braces in a Timber Frame build in the future. They were smaller logs but I saved them from being burned/wasted. The only requirement was that I leave the stumps high.  The land owner wanted to go back over them with an excavator to pull them out. Not an ideal way to harvest but hard to complain when you get free Walnut.




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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 09:09:03 am »
Hey no problem... When he is all finished go back and get the stumps...
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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 09:13:49 am »
Good job on the logging and the video. I really enjoy all your videos you put up here.

Walnut log buyers here complain if you let your hinge pull any fibers out of the heart wood. Sometimes with a hinge like you cut on those it will pull a 2' long stick out of the heart and leave it on the stump. I was taught to keep that from happening by cutting a felling notch like you did then cutting out the heart that would be in the hinge leaving only a small hinge near the sapwood on each side. That way when you cut all the back wood out the heart will almost all be cut off. The sapwood almost always will break without pulling out.

I know you stated you are not selling these, but someday you may cut some to sell so you may want to practice this method in the future,even on other species. I didnt worry about it when I was logging oak until the sawmill I sold to asked me to cut a 2' piece off the butt log if it pulled out. That got my attention. It will make better logs for you to mill as well. Before I started to cutting walnut this way I had a couple leaners that split the log because of too much hinge wood. With the heart cut out I have never had that happen.

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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 01:42:14 pm »
Did I see poison ivy on those logs or was it one of those irksome look-alikes?  Nice looking walnut, though.  Tractor driver looked very prof w that loaner orange!
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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 08:30:52 pm »
You rascal!
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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 09:34:22 pm »
Paul,
I read your post on felling the tree without losing heartwood.  After you make your wedge cut are you cutting the heartwood from the wedge side or from the back side?  Trying to picture the process in my mind.
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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 09:54:25 pm »
Did I see poison ivy on those logs or was it one of those irksome look-alikes?  Nice looking walnut, though.  Tractor driver looked very prof w that loaner orange!

Same thought.  I've been cutting some vines off around our new home and man, 4" diameter on one vine of poison ivy.  I mean...crazy stuff. 


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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 09:57:55 pm »
The trees were definitely keepers, glad you saved them from the firewood pile!  Heck with Walnut prices you had a few dollars on logs on the trailer even if they were small.

One thought, long bar for small trees on the edge of a field.  Do you find it gets in the way?  I'm asking because I've got a bit of similar sort of terrain to clean up around.

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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2017, 07:14:33 am »
Sure looked like poison ivy to me.
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2017, 07:43:25 am »
Hope you don't get poison ivy!!!  It would not be good if I sat on a log like that, :o :o I started scatching just watching the video.  My wife however is immune to the symptoms, she could roll in it and be fine.

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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2017, 12:44:47 pm »
Great video but I would have stopped every hour and bath in Tecnu Extreme to get those ivy oils off...still itching from the viewing.
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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2017, 02:53:35 am »
Sure looked like poison ivy to me.

It was Danny I am paying for it now, the Walnut gods had the last laugh,
going back next week for more!

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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2017, 07:44:06 am »
Drink goats milk and use goats milk soap.  Some farmers feed poison ivy to the goats to make the milk stronger .
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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2017, 10:48:19 am »
Sure looked like poison ivy to me.

It was Danny I am paying for it now, the Walnut gods had the last laugh,
going back next week for more!

I am a glutton for punishment

Little doubt it was poison ivy.  Must not have bothered you in the past as it appears you paid no heed to prevention.  The exposure you encountered in your video would have put me in the hospital.  There are some folks who can be covered in rash and blisters and have little discomfort. Are you one of those?  Then there are folks like me, who immediately erupt in itchy oozing blisters for three weeks or more. Poison Ivy is another risk that must be contended with if one is gonna be outdoors.  Dust, smoke, residue on logs, even clothes and pets contaminated with it can be carriers.  Sure hope your suffering isn't severe.  Technu products are helpful in somewhat lessening the outbreak, if used soon after exposure.  Jewelweed products are very useful in relieving the itch.  I find keeping the affected area covered is most helpful in lessening the itch.  Cut the end out of a cotton socks for covering the limbs.  Huge vines with their myriads of aerial roots cover many otherwise valuable trees here.  Cutting these trees down, bucking the logs, forwarding, handling at the mill, and dealing with slabs are all threats when poison ivy was growing on or near the trees.  This is one example of how useful a carefully manipulated "ten foot pole" can be. 

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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2017, 10:54:27 am »
Sure looked like poison ivy to me.

It was Danny I am paying for it now, the Walnut gods had the last laugh,
going back next week for more!

I am a glutton for punishment

Wear long sleeves, gloves, pants.  Carry machete (ok you are a he man that uses an axe) to cut and pry away vines from the trunk prior to chainsaw work.  Chainsawing poison ivy makes it an aerosol like...well poison cloud.  So, if you can keep the vines out of the chainsaw with that axe you'll create very few particles floating around.  Helps to duct tape sleeves of shirt and gloves if you have a helper.  Probably nothing you don't know but I am quite allergic and hate the dadgum stuff.  Where's the goat when you need him.

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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2017, 11:00:45 am »
Sure looked like poison ivy to me.

It was Danny I am paying for it now, the Walnut gods had the last laugh,
going back next week for more!

I am a glutton for punishment

Little doubt it was poison ivy.  Must not have bothered you in the past as it appears you paid no heed to prevention.  The exposure you encountered in your video would have put me in the hospital.  There are some folks who can be covered in rash and blisters and have little discomfort. Are you one of those?  Then there are folks like me, who immediately erupt in itchy oozing blisters for three weeks or more. Poison Ivy is another risk that must be contended with if one is gonna be outdoors.  Dust, smoke, residue on logs, even clothes and pets contaminated with it can be carriers.  Sure hope your suffering isn't severe.  Technu products are helpful in somewhat lessening the outbreak, if used soon after exposure.  Jewelweed products are very useful in relieving the itch.  I find keeping the affected area covered is most helpful in lessening the itch.  Cut the end out of a cotton socks for covering the limbs.  Huge vines with their myriads of aerial roots cover many otherwise valuable trees here.  Cutting these trees down, bucking the logs, forwarding, handling at the mill, and dealing with slabs are all threats when poison ivy was growing on or near the trees.  This is one example of how useful a carefully manipulated "ten foot pole" can be.
prednisone should be your friend then if you have that much of an issue.  Has your doctor every prescribed it?

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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2017, 11:10:31 am »
Sure looked like poison ivy to me.

It was Danny I am paying for it now, the Walnut gods had the last laugh,
going back next week for more!

I am a glutton for punishment

I'd go back too!

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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2017, 11:13:37 am »
Baby oil your skin before working with it. The oil will fill your
skin pores and lets no room for the oil from the ivy.
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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2017, 11:58:23 am »
Prednisone usually knocks it out for me in about two days, from full blown misery to dried up bumps. I can get the rash just being in the vicinity it seems, so I keep some prednisone pills in my truck when I'm away from home, seems every other year I get into it. Need a prescription though.
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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2017, 08:04:30 am »
As a Land Surveyor, I learned right quick what poison ivy was and how to id it.

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Re: Free Walnut
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2017, 09:16:21 am »
prednisone should be your friend then if you have that much of an issue.  Has your doctor every prescribed it?

Thank you for the advice.  Haven't had a significant outbreak of poison ivy since I was a youngster.  Preventative measures are very effective and so much safer than risking the side affects of Prednisone.   

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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2017, 06:48:07 pm »
Thanks for the video...it was great!
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