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Metal free urban walnut ?
« on: May 19, 2008, 08:36:41 PM »
Yea they do exist  ;), maybe not many but every once in awhile you get a pleasant surprise. My buddy from the county drainage board snagged me a couple logs off a job. I saw this one standing and from where it was I figured it to be full of tramp, good thing I did not bet on it. I milled some pretty decent 5/4 live edge slabs off of it for myself. I was rubbing my guide rollers all the way down (on my Schmid they are 25" between) and even got stuck a couple times and had to go ahead with a hatchet and trim some bark. 24"+ 5/4" X 10'  :)

 

Of course the cedar standing right beside it was a different story  ::).  I hit a 1/4" spike twice in it (who'da thought it could be that long ?) Yep got both ends of it.

 
 
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Re: Metal free urban walnut ?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008, 10:01:25 PM »
Gotta love the buddies that work for the County Drainage Board.  ;)  Nice! 8)
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Re: Metal free urban walnut ?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008, 10:17:06 PM »
i've been guilty of the flip it over thing, because the nail is on the bottom, there's NO WAY i could hit it from the other side  :D
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Re: Metal free urban walnut ?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 06:15:31 AM »
i've been guilty of the flip it over thing, because the nail is on the bottom, there's NO WAY i could hit it from the other side  :D

Exactly  :D
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