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General Forestry => Tree, Plant and Wood I.D. => Topic started by: OlJarhead on May 07, 2019, 08:25:26 PM

Title: Walnut....
Post by: OlJarhead on May 07, 2019, 08:25:26 PM
First off :)  Hi!  It's been a while!  I've been working through medical issues and waiting for the spring (which is long since here now) and hoping to get back to milling though I'm a little unsure how much I can do this year.

Anyway, here we go....

I've milled up a fair share of walnut but none that looked like this.  I didn't expect to see so much light 'sapwood' vs the typical dark heartwood of walnut.  Usually there was a lot more dark heartwood (or at least that's what I though it was) than this.  The main beam of this tree was 22" in diameter and the second was slightly smaller though I don't have the size yet.

Is it black walnut?  Or perhaps an english?  Thoughts?

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22463/Tree.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1557275041)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22463/Walnut.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1557274929)
 
Title: Re: Walnut....
Post by: OlJarhead on May 07, 2019, 08:38:01 PM
4 Things Woodworkers Should Know About Walnut Lumber ? Woodworkers Source Blog (https://www.woodworkerssource.com/blog/wood-conversations/4-things-woodworkers-need-to-know-about-walnut/)
I think the answer is that this walnut just happens to have a lot of sapwood. 

I wonder how it would look leaving it and making a table with live edge slabs.
Title: Re: Walnut....
Post by: WDH on May 07, 2019, 08:43:24 PM
It is not American Black Walnut.
Title: Re: Walnut....
Post by: OlJarhead on May 07, 2019, 08:45:57 PM
It is not American Black Walnut.
No?  English perhaps?
Title: Re: Walnut....
Post by: OlJarhead on May 07, 2019, 08:48:39 PM
My sister just reported back that it is an English Walnut.  Mystery solved!
Title: Re: Walnut....
Post by: WDH on May 08, 2019, 07:38:16 AM
That is what I would have said.  Can tell for certain when the leaves come out.