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#1 posted 03-14-2014 09:02 PM

What diameter & length of those rounds?

My rule of thumb is over 5” or 6” in diameter will split and end seal with latex paint or canning wax. Stack & store out of the weather and direct sunlight. Problem with that running sap my well seal the ends. May or may not need to end seal. But would definitely slit large diameter logs.

I leave the bark on, more worried about moisture escaping out the ends. Wood dries from outside in, leaving the bark will help slow down drying a little, with unsealed ends will lose moisture faster thus create uneven drying conditions.

Would wait a couple months before trying mill a few boards on the bandsaw. Even if use PAM (cooking spray) on your blade, might have a gummy mess on your hands right now.

Conifers (pine or softwoods) do not have as well defined cell structure so technically will dry faster than hardwoods that have more defined cell structure.

Only secret to turning pine is keep your tools sharp!

-- Bill

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