|Forum topic by meauclaire||posted 02-13-2015 05:04 PM||606 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-13-2015 05:04 PM
Hi Guys, new to the site and it seems there is a great pool of wisdom here. I am also new to woodworking for the most part and I have what I feel is a nice treasure that I don’t want to ruin and would be extremely grateful for advice.
I acquired a nice 48” wide Box Elder Maple burl stump. It had been sitting outside for about 8 mos. I found someone who could slice it with a 48” bar chainsaw and got 3 5” plates out of it as well as the base.
What I really need to know is how do I keep everything from splitting, and what would be the best way to finish them. I was thinking some tables would be great. Anyway, how long should I let them dry out? I have a moisture tester and am curious what moisture level I should shoot for etc. As you can see I’m rambling and don’t know what to do :)
Here are some pictures of it. I think it’s beautiful inside. All advice and comments are greatly welcome.