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General Forestry => Sawmills and Milling => Topic started by: 123maxbars on January 30, 2016, 05:14:33 AM

Title: The biggest Black Walnut in the county.
Post by: 123maxbars on January 30, 2016, 05:14:33 AM
I got a call from a local farmer that told me he had the biggest Walnut tree in the country on his farm. After walking through a few hay fields I finally found it. I know this probably is not a record breaker, but the area I live in this is the largest one that I have seen/heard about.  The DBH was around 48in and I was able to measure the width of the crotch area, it came out to 60 inches.  I made the deal this evening with the land owner and me are going to harvest it this spring.  Looks like I will be calling my friend with his Lucas mill to come assist in sawing it into large 8/4 and 12/4 slabs.

http://youtu.be/mhQpUDlQrYA
Title: Re: The biggest Black Walnut in the county.
Post by: Kbeitz on January 30, 2016, 07:50:18 AM
If that cabin was mine i would be fixing it back up...
Nice tree...

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Post by: 4x4American on January 30, 2016, 08:24:43 AM
I enjoyed that video, gonna watch more later!
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Post by: brianb88 on January 30, 2016, 09:51:05 AM
That is a purdy big Walnut tree. Look forward to seeing more about this.
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Post by: samandothers on January 30, 2016, 10:03:42 AM
Thank you for the video.  That will will a fun thing to watch as the harvest story unfolds.
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Post by: outpost22 on January 30, 2016, 10:58:14 AM
Great job. Really liked your story and presentation. 
Who's acoustic guitar work is in your background music?
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Post by: rasman57 on January 30, 2016, 11:01:50 AM
Enjoyed your adventure so far.  Gonna keep watching your progress.  Thanks for sharing!
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Post by: redbeard on January 30, 2016, 12:07:54 PM
Keep your stories and videos coming there great.
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Post by: drobertson on January 30, 2016, 12:22:28 PM
yea, that wind noise was just too much to handle :D :D :D :D just kidding, pretty calm video, I still like Tenn,  always have and the folks there aint' too bad either, sure make some good breakfast sausage,,
Title: Re: The biggest Black Walnut in the county.
Post by: 123maxbars on January 30, 2016, 12:27:18 PM
Great job. Really liked your story and presentation. 
Who's acoustic guitar work is in your background music?

That was a nice song I found by an unknown artist. youtube will provide you with free songs for your videos once you are a partner.
I am also a musician and hope to put my own music in future videos.
Title: Re: The biggest Black Walnut in the county.
Post by: 123maxbars on January 30, 2016, 12:27:56 PM
yea, that wind noise was just too much to handle :D :D :D :D just kidding, pretty calm video, I still like Tenn,  always have and the folks there aint' too bad either, sure make some good breakfast sausage,,

Agreed, and that sausage sure makes some fine gravy too!
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Post by: kderby on January 30, 2016, 12:35:24 PM
Nice video!  You said it is by the creek?  Do you recover the root wad for the wood grain in that part of the tree?  I just learned that they are digging up old redwood stumps in CA.  They are milling slabs from the stumps for tables.  Beautiful!

Kderby
Title: Re: The biggest Black Walnut in the county.
Post by: 123maxbars on January 30, 2016, 12:37:22 PM
Nice video!  You said it is by the creek?  Do you recover the root wad for the wood grain in that part of the tree?  I just learned that they are digging up old redwood stumps in CA.  They are milling slabs from the stumps for tables.  Beautiful!

Kderby

that is something to think about! I will have to check on that.