|Forum topic by Sumdume||posted 04-22-2012 03:27 PM||2502 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-22-2012 03:27 PM
I picked up a couple of pieces of pine (slash pine I think) yesterday. I want to use it to make some router bowls and platters. The wood was cut yesterday so there is a lot of sap oozing out.
One piece is 10-12 inches across and about 48 inches long. The other is the same diameter and only 18 inches long.
I understand that wood dries at about 1 inch per year and I do not want to wait 6 years to use the wood. Should I mill the pieces or can I work the wood green? Other than the issue with sap, what issues will I have to contend with if I work the wood green?
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