Their Sawmill was too Small for this Walnut Log

Today we have some special guests here for an adventure! My friends Chris and Ryan are here today, and we’re going to be cutting up a large walnut log that doesn’t fit on their sawmill. 

Here is the log, and it’s just a stumpy, short, stocky walnut log with a crotch and a buttress base. 

It’s a little over five feet wide up at the crotch, and four and a half feet wide at the butt, which is just too big for Chris’s saw. He has a Wood-Mizer LX250, which cuts to 55 inches in width, and this log is 68 inches. So let’s cut it up and see what’s inside!

Here’s the first look. It has some nice buttress figure at the bottom, which actually comes up quite a ways. It also has a bark inclusion down the center, which is really pretty. 

Look at this! Gorgeous grain.

Here is the quarter sawn slab, so it has some really nice straight grain. It’s also a big slab, at 62 inches across at the widest spot. Looking at the growth rings, I’d guess this tree was about 100 years old. 

This slab is a bit narrower, but it has more figure in the bark inclusion/crotch area. 

This slab has some grain outlines around the bark inclusion, which I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. 

This one has better crotch figure, but I mostly like it because it’s big. 

So we have another giant walnut cut up with Lumber One and Arcade Design! These slabs are available for purchase through Chris or Ryan, so contact them if you are interested. And hopefully they will be back with more giant logs for me to slice up!

Thank you as always, for joining, I greatly appreciate it. If you have any questions or comments on the sawmill, please feel free to leave me a comment. As always, I’d be happy to answer any questions that you might have. And till next time, happy woodworking!

Home Addition & Renovation

Upper Cabinets and Range Hood Surround

Welcome back to our home renovation.  Today I am going to be working on this wall. It needs some upper cabinets and the surround for

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.