SYP Roubo #2: Base Stickered and Drying

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Blog entry by ustompsteve posted 04-18-2009 11:59 PM 1054 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I cut the boards for the base to length and stickered them for drying. I used 2×12 SYP for this so that I can have the legs end up 5” thick.

Based on a recommendation I have been getting my joists at 84 Lumber. The are Grade 1 whereas the BORG carries Grade 2. The 84 lumber stuff is way clearer and I think it is about the same price.

Now I wait…


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#1 posted 04-19-2009 12:51 AM

Do you have a fan blowing on them? 2x will take some time to dry.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#2 posted 04-19-2009 02:00 AM

Yes it will take a while for SYP to dry.

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#3 posted 04-19-2009 02:48 AM

that is a nice suggestion to try 84 lumber (or maybe carter lumber too). I looked at the BORG and it was only so-so. I think I’d have wasted a lot or tried hiding a decent number of knots in the bottom.

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#4 posted 04-19-2009 04:07 AM

Being from ga I know about SYP the only way to really dry it you will have to bring it in the house other wise the rosin will pull to the surface, after you finish it.


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#5 posted 04-19-2009 11:13 PM

It’s drying in my basement shop. It is kiln dried so it doesn’t have to go all the way. I just like to let it sit and do any major movement before I start to mill the parts.

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