Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by cgoessl, Nov 30, 2005.
i tried in vain to GIVE AWAY about a cord of black walnut
from two trees which had to be cut on my property!
i contacted several woodwording and gunstock makers,
no one wanted the wood.
stocksmithshop at aol dot com
or call him at (six three zero) two six four - one nine four eight.
Thought about contacting Wenigs or Boyds to see if I could cut a deal for a couple of stocks if I ship it to them. It would be cheaper to just buy the stocks than ship the wood.
You don't say where the property is, but....
If the tree is in a yard there is a good likelyhood it has nails, bolts, fence wire, etc. imbedded in it where something was once attached & the tree grew over it so it doesn't show now. Sawmills usually avoid such logs like the plague since the risk of ruining a very expensive carbide tipped sawblade worth many times the value of the lumber that would be cut from the tree is not worth taking.
Thanks for the Replys. It has given me a couple of Ideas.
Look up the local mini mills and ask them. Many times they will buy or trade for good furniture grade wood. You will be shocked at how little you get in exchange, but keep in mind that you're getting a cured chunk of wood in exchange for a tree trunk that is only potential.
Also call the tree services in your area. Many of the know folks who might be interested.
Check the yellow pages there are quite a few of those portable saw mills around (I know of a guy at work that has one) have the trunk cut up into large planks and stack and dry them for the next 10 years that is unless you know some one that has a kiln. I have seen nice hunks go for hundred$ of bucks.
A few bullets buried in trees do not harm any type of woodworking saws or equipment since they are so much softer than the blades/tools used to work wood. Nails, fence wire, or any STEEL objects imbedded will take tools out however.
I seem to recall an episode of NYWs where Norm resawed a piece of cherry and discovered a lead bullet imbeded in the wood. He assumed, probably correctly, that it was from a long ago deer hunter who missed a deer. He left the bullet where it was and made sure it was visable in the finished work.
Regardless, it didn't harm his tools at all, and his tools aren't nearly as beefy and robust as what you'd find in a sawmill.
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