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I took a break from the CNC build and went out to south Shreveport and helped Tim at Cut & Dry Sawmill cut 375 bd. ft. of Walnut, most of it for me. It took most of the morning but it was a blast and the smell of Walnut in the Fall air is just simply wonderful!! The 4/4 will be finished drying around Thanksgiving and the 10/4 will be ready around Christmas.



 

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I would love to have access to wood like that but white birch is the only local hardwood. It the wood was green you should plan on a year per inch for drying time if air dried.
 

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I would love to have access to wood like that but white birch is the only local hardwood. It the wood was green you should plan on a year per inch for drying time if air dried.
Tim went to his parent's place in Kansas this weekend and got these logs. They are very wet but he has a solar kiln and said it takes about 4 weeks per inch to get it down to 8%.
 

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Makes my mouth drool just looking at it. Do you have a specific project in mind?

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Might I ask from what area of Kansas the logs were cut? I have a few relatives scattered around the state but never thought of sourcing walnut from there.
 

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Might I ask from what area of Kansas the logs were cut? I have a few relatives scattered around the state but never thought of sourcing walnut from there.
I don't think Tim said what area. I can find out, though. He got it off his parent's property and said without taking another step there were 10 more he could see just like this one. So I gather wherever it is I'd say it's 'Walnut rich'.
 

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My guess would be the Eastern part of the state. Appreciate the feedback and continued good luck with the source.
Look forward to some great posts based on the wood.
 
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