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Quarter Sawn Walnut
« on: October 04, 2017, 05:25:08 PM »
After reading Yellowhammer's post on quarter sawing I thought I would give that method a try. I don't think I got it just right but i like this method and will try to improve on it. I quarter sawed Walnut and it turned out great I thought. Made a short video showing the days work.

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Re: Quarter Sawn Walnut
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 08:08:58 PM »
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Re: Quarter Sawn Walnut
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 12:07:16 AM »
"Goodness Sakes Alive, I get excited!"   :D

lol thought you might like that TN humor! come on Danny, I bet you say the same thing sometimes!  ;D
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Re: Quarter Sawn Walnut
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 07:26:49 AM »
I enjoy your videos.
Thanks for posting.

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Re: Quarter Sawn Walnut
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 07:59:05 AM »
I'm having additional fun lately when I watch your videos by putting my headphones.  Expand the video, listen through the speakers and enjoy!  Thanks for posting.
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Re: Quarter Sawn Walnut
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 02:31:38 PM »
After reading Yellowhammer's post on quarter sawing I thought I would give that method a try. I don't think I got it just right but i like this method and will try to improve on it.
I was looking any the video, I would have started rotating the remaining half log maybe at the 5 minute cut, or certainly the cut ending at 5:59.  Typically, since I know the halfway down, 90° cuts in the half log will be nice, I will be fully rotated so that I'm basically back to a conventional quarter log by the time I hit the halfway point or the pith midline.  Seems you went deeper. 

For that size log, I would probably have made two position rotations.  Set it up like you had it, take the top wedge off, like you did, then take off a couple boards until I was one or two boards above the pith, or midpoint.  Then I would have done the first rotation, maybe 25° and taken a wedge off.  That would have left a 90° quarter, and I would have taken several boards from that remaining quarter, and after I lost the grain, made one more, few degrees rations, and taken the top off the remaining wedge, and sawn down through the rest. I probably explained it clear as mud.
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Re: Quarter Sawn Walnut
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2017, 04:00:27 PM »
Nothing better than the “solid wood” comment and knowing that feeling when you get that much work into the tree.  Love the playlists:

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Re: Quarter Sawn Walnut
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2017, 08:18:15 PM »
After reading Yellowhammer's post on quarter sawing I thought I would give that method a try. I don't think I got it just right but i like this method and will try to improve on it.
I was looking any the video, I would have started rotating the remaining half log maybe at the 5 minute cut, or certainly the cut ending at 5:59.  Typically, since I know the halfway down, 90° cuts in the half log will be nice, I will be fully rotated so that I'm basically back to a conventional quarter log by the time I hit the halfway point or the pith midline.  Seems you went deeper. 

For that size log, I would probably have made two position rotations.  Set it up like you had it, take the top wedge off, like you did, then take off a couple boards until I was one or two boards above the pith, or midpoint.  Then I would have done the first rotation, maybe 25° and taken a wedge off.  That would have left a 90° quarter, and I would have taken several boards from that remaining quarter, and after I lost the grain, made one more, few degrees rations, and taken the top off the remaining wedge, and sawn down through the rest. I probably explained it clear as mud.


I get what your saying Robert, I am going to try again in a few days, I see the value in this method and getting better/more boards out of each log,
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Re: Quarter Sawn Walnut
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2017, 09:39:58 PM »
About 20 years ago I was loitering in the office of a commercial walnut mill.  I listened while one of the salesmen was telling a customer over the phone about this beautiful quarter sawn walnut that they were selling at a huge discount.  He went on to tell the customer the quarter sawn walnut was so special it had a unique name....”Pencil Stripe walnut”. :)

He got off the phone and we just smiled at each other.  The mill had a large walnut export order but the customer only wanted flat sawn with a minimum width.  They were pulling all the “Pencil Stripe” walnut out.

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