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Forum topic by bigskip posted 07-09-2013 06:57 AM 864 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-09-2013 06:57 AM

I have 100,000++ linear ft of 100yr old old growth doug fur and cypress I need to properly sticker and air dry. Ranging from 1 3/4 to 3 1/8 “ thick, up to 11” wide and up to 20ft long. It has a moisture content of 50 b/c it was used as pickle tank wood @ H.J.Heinz here in Holland, Mi . vinegar and water. I need to do this rite the first time.

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#1 posted 07-09-2013 11:32 AM

Check out my post in this thread:

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

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#2 posted 07-09-2013 01:26 PM

bigskip I’d love to se some pictures of this stuff! Sounds really interesting. Does it smell like pickles?

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#3 posted 07-09-2013 02:24 PM

absolutely, it’s quite a project. we start stickering today, I’ll post some pictures soon

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#4 posted 07-09-2013 02:38 PM

Makes me wonder what that combination will do to a finish.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 07-09-2013 03:00 PM

check out our website, for an idea of what becomes of this particular wood species. There is no smell once we put it through the full process. The natural staining is incredible.

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