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Forum topic by Sawdustmaker115 posted 07-25-2014 04:48 PM 907 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-25-2014 04:48 PM

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Here is my question, so i cut down a small dead birch and am planning to use these as table legs on a project or two, and I probably will use this wood for other things as well like turning and such. So how should i dry these logs out? I put some titebond 2 on the ends to seal it, should I dry these outside for awhile or should I bring them into the shop? They’re about 3-4’’ in diameter and are cut into 2’ sections.

Thanks in advanced for the tips!

-- Anthony--

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#1 posted 07-26-2014 03:31 AM

They need to dry outside under cover for a while. Bringing them into a climate controlled shop will cause them to dry too fast, and they will split, crack, and check badly. After a couple of months outside under cover like an open sided shed, you can then bring them into the shop to continue drying.

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

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