These are Walnut Wood cookies or also called rounds. A buddy has a really nice chain saw with a nice attachment for cutting slabs. He and I cut these today from a green walnut log that was 12-1/2 in diameter and 15 feet long. They were cut to a thickness of 2-1/2 inches since they were cut with a chainsaw. The 2-1/2 inch thickness will give me the extra 1/2 inch for leveling and sanding and make a nice 2 inch thick finished board.
Since these are green, they will go into a kiln for 30 to 40 days for drying. The slow drying process of the kiln will help prevent these from cracking and splitting. However, there still could be some cracking and splitting but it will be minimal.
These can be used for a cutting board or serving board. Many people today are using them as rustic wedding centerpiece, display, plate charger, candle stand, flower stand, cupcake stand, cake stand, etc.. Once dry, each of these will get planned and then sanded from 80 grit to 600 grit. Depending on how they are going to be used will determine the type of final finish.
I hope everyone is enjoying the new year. We are suppose to have temperatures around 4-5 degrees tonight with a mild wind from the west that will give us a wind chill of -2 degrees! How is your weather?
Enjoy your week!
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