Drying green wood for lumber or turning

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Forum topic by Rafe Demers posted 04-13-2013 02:17 AM 1164 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Rafe Demers

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04-13-2013 02:17 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drying green wood lumber turning blanks

My father recently cut up some 6-8 inch mountain ash logs for me and I found that they have some beautiful spalting and was curious on the best methods for prepping these for some short boards and turning projects. They have been drying on the ground for almost 2 years. Any tips on when to cut them into boards/turning blanks? I planned on sealing the ends with anchor seal and moving them into a shed but wanted to get some opinions. Any info on turning green stock would be welcome too. The majority will me used as walking stick and cane handles but since I started turning I think there could be some other projects for this material.



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#1 posted 04-13-2013 11:27 AM

Best to saw the logs as soon as possible. The fresher the better. As logs begin to dry out, the drying is not even in consistent throughout the log, and bad things begin to happen.

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

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