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Forum topic by Rigman44 posted 10-31-2017 02:17 PM 371 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rigman44

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10-31-2017 02:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood drying stacking storing warping warp stacks cypress

I harvest cypress tops out of slews from huge trees cut cut around 1905-1908. It’s all heart with amazing color so I save most all of it. I have a very small DH kiln so I always have green and dry stacks to store inside most under 4 feet long. I coat the ends with wax within 24 hours and then resale the logs soon thereafter. I like to keep the boards together in order from the same log. Does anyone have an idea how to weight down so many shirt, varying length stacks?? Or a cheap source of small heavy objects? I’ve tried ratchet straps, but they still twist. Clamps work well but take up way too much room. I have a small shop that is not true climate controlled and I live in MS where we have high humidity. I’d appreciate any suggestions! Thanks!!


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tomsteve

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#1 posted 10-31-2017 02:44 PM

good questions and welcome,rigman.
the one thing i am thinking about is how the wood is dried in the kiln. drying too quick and that can wreak havoc.
even when done at the right rates, stresses in wood can,and will come out. if the wood is twisting, i dont think any amount of weigth will stop it. it may dry without the twist, but once machining starts, those internal stresses can come out real quick.

you might want to visit this site

http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/forums/sawdry.pl

and pose the question there.

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#2 posted 10-31-2017 03:14 PM

I use cinder blocks but when I know I have wood that’s going to really move a lot, I use 30 gallon drums filled with water or 275 gallon totes. That may be more than you’re able to do but the cinder blocks are reasonable and at 28 pounds can add up to a lot of weight if you stack them 2-3 levels.

A warning though. If you really think the wood is going to warp regardless, be careful what’s around the stack. Even with a lot of weight, the wood can twist enough to knock all the weights off and can fall on whatever is around.

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#3 posted 10-31-2017 03:19 PM



I harvest cypress tops out of slews from huge trees cut cut around 1905-1908.

- Rigman44


You should not worry about warping of the wood cut more than a hundred years ago.

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#4 posted 10-31-2017 03:23 PM


I harvest cypress tops out of slews from huge trees cut cut around 1905-1908.

- Rigman44

You should not worry about warping of the wood cut more than a hundred years ago.

- Carloz

He’s harvesting wood that’s been cut that long ago but submerged in water. They’re not dry logs.

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#5 posted 10-31-2017 03:40 PM

They don’t make rocks in mississippi?

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