LumberJocks

Rescued Wood #7: Yellowwood Slabbed and Stickered for Drying

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by PG_Zac posted 1564 days ago 1184 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Yellowwood Slabbed Part 7 of Rescued Wood series Part 8: I've got some work to do Tomorrow »

Do you remember this picture from Rescued Wood #4 ?

.
.
Well, I’ve slabbed it and stacked it for drying.

.

I cut the boards 30mm thick so that I can have wide boards a good 1” available after final milling. This post is about my stacking method, but I can’t resist showing off some of the beauty exposed by the milling.
.

First Cut

.

Tornado Flame grain

.
To give you a good size reference

.
After slabbing the whole lot, I put them back together in sequence (including one of the partial-round offcuts) and mark them with a triangle and a board number. I also record the fell date, slab date and species on the painted ends.

.
Then I stack them in sequence with 3/4” stickers for air flow. In this case, my stickers are skinny parquet blockettes destined for the dump.


.
I place one of the partial-round offcuts on top and then bind the whole log together with ratchet straps.

.
Strapping them together like this ensures good stability while drying – any tendency to warp is counteracted by the rest of the log.

Marking and stacking like this makes it very easy to find book matched pairs long after the wood is dried and stacked on lumber racks.

I have 10 boards, 8 of which are wider than 30cm (24”) at the narrow end.
Edit
I goofed on the measurements – All of boards are wider than 30cm (which is 12” not 24”) , and 8 of them are wider than 45 cm (18”)

I’ve slabbed many logs, but I am still amazed at the beauty that I find inside the log every time I lift off the first cut.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.



5 comments so far

View ratchet's profile

ratchet

1269 posts in 2290 days


#1 posted 1563 days ago

Man, I like that shot of the cut log stickered and bound.
Thx for sharing.

View David Craig's profile

David Craig

2130 posts in 1612 days


#2 posted 1563 days ago

Very well documented post on your process, thank you for your time and trouble. Some very good info for anyone who would like to know how to mill their own lumber. Looks like you will have some beautiful wood to work with.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

View PurpLev's profile

PurpLev

8473 posts in 2151 days


#3 posted 1563 days ago

these are a beauty. will make for some great furniture

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

View woodsmithshop's profile (online now)

woodsmithshop

1085 posts in 2048 days


#4 posted 1563 days ago

great idea, using the strap clamps, should work as well if not better than weights.

-- Smitty!!!

View Cher's profile

Cher

932 posts in 1596 days


#5 posted 1562 days ago

I can’t wait to see what you do with that ‘pot of gold’

-- When you know better you do better.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase