Finding and Salvaging April 15 2014

This is a quick blog post following up on the article written earlier in the month about black walnut.  This past weekend we found out about several black walnut trees that a nearby orchard farmer wanted removed.  This is always a workout but its a can't pass up opportunity as there is a lot of competition for this wood.  Got stuck in the mud twice (shame!) driving in and out of the orchard but it was a sunny day and we got a lot done.  In the video you'll see a short clip of one of the main branches of a tree being lobbed off.  

This limb gets diced up into rounds and then measured and cut into blocks.  Then loaded, taken back to the shop, painted on the ends and stacked to dry.  Each block, at this point, weighs around 35 pounds.