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Forum topic by Straightbowed posted 05-17-2012 03:33 AM 960 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Straightbowed

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05-17-2012 03:33 AM

I have access to a few downed apple trees any suggs for cuttin and dryin

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country


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#1 posted 05-17-2012 04:09 AM

Check for twisting in the trunks. If there is twist turn it into small objects, if the trunks are straight then get them to a mill and still be prepared for some twisting and warping but it is a really pretty wood and worth the effort. I’ve used it in the past and currently have 4 trunks drying, I might be adding some more next month. Also make sure the chainsaw is sharp, this is not a light wood. As for drying, paint the ends before they are cut, stack with stout stickers someplace with good air flow and leave them alone for a while, add lots of weight to the top of the pile.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#2 posted 05-17-2012 10:53 AM

Try to make the boards wide enough and thick enough to make and saw totes if you can get it dry and ready to ship I will gladly buy a lot of the apple wood from you As I am making my own saw totes and Apple wood is the historically correct wood for this task when your ready to sell some let me know as soon as you can so I can get the funds together

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