|Forum topic by Bruce1963||posted 02-28-2016 03:38 PM||1029 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
02-28-2016 03:38 PM
After a lot of work, I now have about 2,000 bf of walnut stacked and drying, and I have a few questions.
It was a heckuva project-with one comedic slight hit that cost me a hundred bucks for some siding, and one very tense (two broken ropes and the tree sitting back down into the kerf) situation where I nearly owned a shed and all of its contents. In both situations-my friends were putting tension on the tree while I was cutting, and things went wrong. On the second situation-where the tree curved toward and over the shed-I made my buddy take over cutting while I put proper tension on the rope to guide the tree down. But it’s all done now but for the drying.
My question is—you can see I stacked the lumber with stickers, and got it pretty level, starting on pallets. But at some point the stack tilted over-I went pretty high, and critters like to climb. Will my Leaning Tower of Walnut cause the boards to be badly warped?
I did get some beautiful wood out of it. If anybody has the chance to do this, I recommend it despite the challenges. You’ll have some good stories with friends.