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Blog entry by WoodSparky posted 1173 days ago 922 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had been eyeballing a Western Red Cedar Tree in my neighbor’s back yard, just behind us. The tree was dead, and I was wondering when or if he was going to take it down.
As luck would have it, I was cleaning out and repainting my solar kilm, and also replacing the plastic, I bought the good stuff this time. The sound of a chain saw caught my ear. The tree was coming down.
I headed over and asked if they could leave me a 8’ section from the flare up. As soon as they were done, I headed over with my Alaskan Chainsaw mill and had at it.
I have ended up with six 1×15”x 9.5’, and not quite sure what to do with them. The wood is pretty dry, but a trip through the kilm would not hurt. The problem is that ID of the kiln is only 7’4”. Cut them in 1/2?
or a 4’ and 5.5’?, or just air dry them.

-- So Many tools, So little time



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WayneC

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#1 posted 1172 days ago

Sounds like a nice haul. What kind of projects do you do?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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WoodSparky

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#2 posted 1172 days ago

I had tried uploading these pics before with no luck. I will give another go.
Wayne, project wise I am all over the place. Recently it has been alot of wood turning. I do like to build cabinets, boxes, and I ever get involved in furniture repair.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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ic3ss

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#3 posted 1171 days ago

Sparky,

That’s quite a score. It depends on what you’re going to used them for. If it were me, I’d just bide my time and let it air dry and then you have the opportunity to use the pieces in whole.

- Wayne

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#4 posted 1171 days ago

If it is anything like Eastern Red Cedar, it will air-dry in just a few months. Stack it with stickers (spacer sticks) between each layer to allow airflow around entire board. Keep out of direct sunlight.

Goodl Luck

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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