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Forum topic by Steve posted 07-02-2015 01:25 AM 795 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-02-2015 01:25 AM

Well finally almost ready to start cranking out sawdust. Went to a local sawmill and purchased 50 pieces of 2×8x10’ Douglass Fir. Its been sitting for almost three years and had a moisture content of around 10%, brought it home stacked it in the shop and will give it a month or so to climatize before I start milling it. Out of 50 boards around half of them are good for table tops, the remainder will be used for aprons and whatever else.

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#1 posted 07-02-2015 06:23 PM

I make the guys nuts at Lows when i say I want this 2 X 12 X 16’ board and I am pointing at the one at the bottom of the pile at the back. They do not turn the pile over when they get new stock so some of the boards have been air drying in air-conditioned low humidity conditions for five years. Thats what I use.

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#2 posted 07-02-2015 07:03 PM

I do understand WHY you do that exelectrician …. but when I worked at the big orange box, I HATED the guys that did that !

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