|Project by JuniorJoiner||posted 04-21-2009 02:37 AM||3162 views||1 time favorited||20 comments|
I had hope for this pile of maple 3×12s. But these hopes were squashed today when i took the tarp off. after 2 years of drying, most of it is split and unusable. only six 8ft planks made it.
So , my project this week would make most here want to cry, i am cutting and splitting for firewood to give away.
I do have my eye out to try and save the quilted pieces as i find them, but i will probably miss most.
The back story of this maple is that it came down in a spring storm, so it was at it’s wettest when I cut it.
I put about 3000bf in the boat shed, and had to pile(this pile)outside about another 1000bf under tarp.
what i think happened, is that because this pile was outside, it lost water too fast which caused the huge loss due to splitting. the wood in the boat shed it losing moisture much more slowly, though it will probably take a few more years to dry.
the only thing this maple could be used for now is practicing wood turning, though it’s a rare turner who would pay for wood.
April 30th. update, i wanted to share that this wasn’t an entire loss. attaching pictures of some of the gems found while cutting this pile for firewood. smaller pieces but great figure. i think i will save them for cutting veneers when i go to school at inside passage school this fall.
-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.