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post #1 of 5 Old 04-25-2010, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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There is never a shortage of wind killed trees on my property. I use them almost exclusively for my projects but I have never worked with the stump. Is there great figure in the stump/roots? I just don't want to dull my saw with all the dirt if there is no reward. Most of these trees fall well beyond the range of my winch otherwise I would just drag them back and powerwash the grit from them. Maybe I need to get a mule..the real thing, not a Kawasaki:)
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I've seen some beautiful gun stocks made from walnut stumps.

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Like John said walnut rootballs are pretty...like you said the dirt/rocks are hard on tools. Me milling a walnut rootball.
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Bummer, too bad Walnut doesn't grow around here or at least is very uncommon.
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You can get some purty wood from the trunks,but when you start in on the cuttin,be sure and use the worst chain you have on your chainsaw,cause you WILL hit gravel,rocks dirt been there done it.I lost count on how many chains I have ruined cutting up stumps.!st power wash,dig out dirt and rocks with digging bar ,wash some more, then start cuttin then get another chain some more,but in the end it'usually well worth it.I have about a 5ft wal waitin for me,two yrs now

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