Only 5 months ago I had 4 applewood trunks sliced into 1.25” boards which I stacked in my woodshop. Being that my shop is in the attic space above the add-on kitchen it has no insulation between it and the all day sun exposure black roof meaning that for most of this summer the shop has been too hot to work in most of the time. Tonight being one example, it is currently 98 in there from a 92 day. The result is that a test of the applewood produced a moisture content of 9-11% with most in the 10% range, the shop and the house doesn’t get any drier so it has now hit usable range for woodworking. Even the 3” board produced a 13% moisture content. Looks like I may have at least one day free next to generate a lot of sawdust. Plan is to spend a whole day making them straight, flat and surfaced. The 2.5” and 3” boards will be cut to rough dimensions and allowed to dry further; they should be low enough to not split or crack if taken to rough dimensions at this point.
-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse