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Forum topic by tealetm posted 01-01-2018 05:52 PM 370 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tealetm

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01-01-2018 05:52 PM

Didn’t find much using the search.

Any downsides to planing lumber that is frozen? Air dried cherry in this case, temps have constantly been around 10 degrees.

I’m not speaking of effects on the equipment just in the wood.


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theoldfart

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#1 posted 01-01-2018 06:06 PM

I would think that tear out might be an issue since air dried tends to have a higher moisture content than kiln dried.. I don’t have any experience milling frozen wood. I usually bring my air dried cherry in a week before I mill it.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 01-01-2018 06:06 PM

No. Sawmills don’t shut down their planers in the winter.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 01-01-2018 07:16 PM

That’s good to know.

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#4 posted 01-01-2018 09:58 PM

Probably not a problem for the the lumber. It is a problem of me. I’ll wait for warmer.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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