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Willow log
« on: March 01, 2016, 04:31:32 PM »
I suspect there are numerous types of willow and I have no clue as to what type this individual has. The question is what would be a use for willow wood. 
The log this individual has is quite large.
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Re: Willow log
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 04:41:25 PM »
Sounds like a Black Willow!

They're the only ones that I know that get really big!
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Re: Willow log
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 05:26:14 PM »
I saw several Mbf each year for wall paneling.  Willow was my mystery board at last year's Pig Roast.
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Re: Willow log
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2016, 06:58:04 PM »
Interesting enough, I've seen some nice tops out of Willow...I've declined many free willow logs before seeing them, and since, haven't seen a one...but its coming, I could feel it!!!
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Re: Willow log
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2016, 07:14:45 PM »
I saw several Mbf each year for wall paneling.  Willow was my mystery board at last year's Pig Roast.

Lynn:
When you saw willow for paneling what thickness do you saw, and what thickness is it planed to?
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Re: Willow log
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2016, 09:14:33 PM »
Never sawed it, but it's a bigger trash tree the hackberry around my parts. They do get about 20" around here and they are very fast growing trees. A 20" is only about a 15-18 year old tree around here and spread like wild flowers.

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Re: Willow log
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2016, 09:30:35 PM »
   Isn't willow commonly used in the process of making stringed musical instruments?
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Re: Willow log
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2016, 10:19:45 PM »
Lynn: When you saw willow for paneling what thickness do you saw, and what thickness is it planed to? Gerald
A full 1" which leaves plenty for shrinkage and the planer. 
 

 
A few remaining Black Willow logs and one of the three trailer loads of Willow in the background.
 

 
 

 
Willow can be some purdy stuff.
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Re: Willow log
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2016, 05:52:29 AM »
Very nice looking wood! First time I have seen Willow milled

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Re: Willow log
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2016, 06:35:16 AM »
Same here. Does it split? To me, the willows around here are a very soft, wet wood. I would think that when drying, it would split all up.

Guess it will be another log to try on my list of logs to saw. Thanks for the pictures MM.

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Re: Willow log
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2016, 08:25:31 AM »
Yes it is very wet to saw and it is subject to end splitting.  Coat the ends before sawing.

This was all used for wall paneling.
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2016, 10:14:23 AM »
Lynn: When you saw willow for paneling what thickness do you saw, and what thickness is it planed to? Gerald
A full 1" which leaves plenty for shrinkage and the planer. 
 

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A few remaining Black Willow logs and one of the three trailer loads of Willow in the background.
 

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Willow can be some purdy stuff.

Thanks
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Re: Willow log
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2016, 10:29:40 AM »
 Nice whack of logs, my mill is still hip deep in snow!!!   We got another ten inches last night.  :snowball:   Spring is coming .......................  Sometime soon!    :)
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Re: Willow log
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2016, 01:17:51 PM »
See what we are trying to tell you.  :o  Grits keeps the snow away.  :D
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Re: Willow log
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2016, 01:36:37 PM »
  You have this "grits" thing all wrong about it and snow,  grit is what one needs for traction on snow.... ;)  Eat your corn whole, on the cob, as bread or biscuits all of them are good. Use the grit for traction.  :)
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Re: Willow log
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2016, 01:52:51 PM »
Oh my,  :P you may never learn.   :D
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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2016, 03:12:05 PM »
Ate a nice mess of them this morning. 8)

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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2016, 06:04:12 PM »
I was learned once.   ::)   Nothing that I want to be taught again.
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2016, 06:14:40 PM »
Oh my,  :P you may never learn.   :D


 :D seems like I heard a discussion Saturday about all this   say_what   :D  ;)
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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2016, 06:23:56 PM »
So then,, willow is good for paneling, Grits are good for traction, I'm a thinking the paneling thing makes good sense,
and the grits for traction might be considered baiting the wildlife ;D 
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,


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