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Walnut Logs
« on: August 11, 2017, 08:43:42 pm »
I've been looking at a few walnut trees for a while, one of which was 45" wide and had at least 4 good logs in it. Well, today I got 3 of the trees cut, but the big one was hollow about 10' up, very disappointing, but the second log has a 30" crotch in it.
 

 
Ended up with 9 logs, a few for slabs and a few for boards
 

 
Hope to slab this crotch this weekend

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Re: Walnut Logs
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 11:46:48 am »
Mmmmmmmmmmmm  ;D
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Re: Walnut Logs
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 08:54:06 pm »
That's still some NICE heartwood in the walnut. I would be pleased.
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Re: Walnut Logs
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 10:18:21 pm »
Nothing more fun than sawing a nice Walnut log!
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Re: Walnut Logs
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 08:32:45 am »
Nothing more fun than sawing selling nice wide slabs milled from a Walnut log!

Fixed it for ir you... :D
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Re: Walnut Logs
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 09:41:20 pm »
I got the crotch piece sawn yesterday evening.
 

 
Got a few nice 20" plus slabs
 

 
Also go a couple that were 36" on the big end
 

 
Had a few bad spots but still a nice slab

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Re: Walnut Logs
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 09:44:52 pm »
Nice looking slabs. Big suckers.

Anything salvageable in the hollow part? Like side strips or something?

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Re: Walnut Logs
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 09:57:15 pm »
Fill them cracks with glue and coffee grounds and you will never
No that they are there. It will look natural.
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Re: Walnut Logs
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 10:39:27 pm »
I had thought about epoxy for the holes.

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 10:56:01 pm »
I had thought about epoxy for the holes.

That works too. Coffee is just cheaper.
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Re: Walnut Logs
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2017, 06:11:31 am »
Has anyone tinted with epoxy and dry coffee grounds?
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2017, 06:58:26 am »
Has anyone tinted with epoxy and dry coffee grounds?

Works the same as glue...
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Re: Walnut Logs
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2017, 08:42:32 am »
I have tinted epoxy with dry coffee grounds and it worked for me.
Have not tried glue
It was also small fills
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2017, 06:09:28 pm »
If you use coffee grounds and glue for knot holes you cant tell the difference between a real knot and a coffee one.
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Re: Walnut Logs
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2017, 06:16:20 pm »
"Marge! How come your new walnut table smells like Folger's?"
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Re: Walnut Logs
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2017, 07:14:59 pm »
"Marge! How come your new walnut table smells like Folger's?"

The best part of waking up is Folgers in your knot. ;D
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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2017, 07:45:57 pm »
21 lol
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Re: Walnut Logs
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2017, 08:03:48 pm »
Just yellow wood glue and coffee grounds (spent coffee)?  What is the ratio?  A pic?
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Re: Walnut Logs
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2017, 08:09:36 pm »
I'll have to get some closeups. ratio? don't know I just add glue until it looks right.
I filled the worm hole on this bench with it. I'll get better pictures.

 

 
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