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Forum topic by Jeff_in_LSMO posted 03-23-2016 09:06 PM 340 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-23-2016 09:06 PM

I posted this a few weeks ago. Since then I milled up the logs. They had some amazing mineral stiping. There was also a very nice crotch which I took two thick slabs from. See pics.

After they dry I want to use them for bench tops. They are each 2” thick, and I don’t know how to dry them properly.

So far I painted the ends, stickered, and covered the slabs with a sheet of plywood

. I’m air drying them under the deck.

Is there anything more I can do to keep them from checking?

Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 03-24-2016 11:51 AM

They need to dry slow. They will crack at the pith. All oak does.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#2 posted 03-24-2016 02:16 PM

Remember that old Jim Croce song … ”If I could save time in a bottle”

I know this answer is not when you want to hear, but PATIENCE is your ONLY FRIEND on this one Jeff.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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