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#1 posted 07-11-2013 04:45 PM

Depending on how long ago it was cut, it could be usable now.

By your recent questions on a couple of posts I surmise you are new to working with wood.

Wood has been around to work with longer than metal has. Wood also moves…. a lot!
DOn’t expect it to conform to what you think it should do, it will have it’s own ideas.

When I find a piece like that, I try to cut it into 2”-2 1/2” slabs and let it lay around in the shop until dry enough to use.
That way if it warps, twists or bows I can still resaw it and make something from it.

I guess the bottom line here is that you need to work with the wood to find out what wood is going to do and what you can do with it. Asking questions is good, but if you are always second guessing yourself you’ll never create anything.

Good Luck!

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