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JonLanier

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Look what I was gifted! Black Walnut that has been sitting here a few years. Going to take a while to cut it up. It is HARD. Went through 3 Blades with 3 cuts.

Does anyone have ideas for better chains than the stock chains? I've got an old Stihl Farm Boss.

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Stock chains should work fine on Black walnut. Being properly sharp is a start. Secondly, use cross-cut chain for cross-cut cutting and ripping chain for longitudinal cutting.
 

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Nice!

I would recommend completely removing the pith and sealing the ends as soon as possible to limit the amount of checking. And if you know what you're going to make with it, roughing them out quickly will also help.

Keep us posted on what you make; looks beautiful!
 

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Gotta jump on this one! Lots of potential in this stack! Be sure to follow up with pictures once you start making things! Chuck
 

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That's so cool. Man I just love the smell of walnut when it's worked.
Walked out into the garage this morning and the Walnut smell just about knocked me over. Really nice smell. And I cut up more this afternoon and add 6 more bowl blanks to the stash with some smaller quarter-sawn pieces.
 
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