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Forum topic by ghazard posted 10-01-2009 03:45 PM 1136 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ghazard

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10-01-2009 03:45 PM

I am finally getting ready to have this cut into slabs. My plan is to stack the slabs in the attic above my garage for the winter and spring…with the hope to use them next summer/fall.

The attic is not insulated and is your standard above garage attic where I have to crawl through rafters and such. Is this a good plan? I really don’t have any other area at my house to put them where they will be undisturbed for that length of time.

Walnut Stump

Thanks,

Greg

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"


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#1 posted 10-01-2009 04:54 PM

when i built my shop i put a floor inthe attic and extra supports for just that reason. a window (actually a wide window) on each end to allow air flow and it is almost a dry kiln. I keep everything on sticks and you would be surprised how fast it will dry. make sure your attic has good ventilation. the thickness will determine when it is dry enough. let us see your projects and good luck

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#2 posted 10-01-2009 11:10 PM

That looks more like a crotch than a stump. Get the ends sealed. Seal the figured grain (it will be near the center as seen in the bottomhalf in the picture above) just as soon as it is milled. But don’t seal the rest. Cut it paralell to the grain in a process known as through-and-through sawing which will yield live edged flitches and the best grain patterns.

At this time of year starting the drying process on walnut above a unheated garage is a good place. I would take it out of there in April so it don’t over dry. Put it back up there a few months before you plan on using it so it will finish drying.

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#3 posted 10-01-2009 11:37 PM

Thanks, Dirt. What do you recommend as a sealer?

Here is my first thread about this…see here. ...with a little history of the stump…or crotch. ;)

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#4 posted 10-02-2009 02:11 AM

You can use (in order of performance) bees wax, parrafin (gulf wax), Anchorseal (or a knock-off), or any paint designed to seal wood.

Julian’s reply on the previous thread, while not perfectly aligned pith-to-pith, is what I was talking about.

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