Most of us long time woodworkers have some experience drying our own lumber, If not look it up on a computer or ask an expert. Reason and I’ll explain, Just had a customer drop off 100 board feet of walnut to be surface planed, I don’t usually plain other peoples lumber without knowing a few things. How thick do they want it and first how long has it been since it was cut into lumber, I didn’t think to ask.
Well after planning a few boards I could feel the moisture , So I got the moisture meter and
it read 20 – 25 % .
He thought that since the tree had been cut down about a year ago but it was only cut into lumber
3 or 4 months ago, it had only been sticker-ed to dry only 2 months. I was always told lumber
needs to sit to dry a year for every inch thick, if totally air dried.
If some one knows of someone that kiln dries in the Grand Rapids , Mich area
Please notify me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI