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Does anyone have plans for a drying box to lower the moister content at a quicker rate then just letting it sit indoors? Also, what are the pros and cons of doing this?
03-06-2001, 02:16 PM
The faster you dry wood the higher the chance of splits, warps, and other defects. But, the best method I have heard of is to place the stock you want to dry into your sawdust system or sawdust pile. Keep it covered and the chips seem to draw out the mosture at a controlled rate that will dry the stock and still do so with a min of defects.
I have not tried this but, have been told that it works.
03-07-2001, 11:14 PM
I like that idea! I'm going to try that with some of my burl stock I gather.
I would like your thoughts on putting some of my chunks in my separator so they get buried and air when the DC is on, how do you think that would work out?
Or do you think the air of the system might be too much drying of the stock?
Maybe I'll try it with some samples before any "treasures".
All the rest of my sawdust got rained on over the hill side.
PS: Toss me an email Please. I seem to have lost your email address. Sometimes I get info requests I think you could answer or that I would like to have your input on if you don't mind.
03-08-2001, 01:49 AM
What you suggest is what I was told worked. I have not tried it I don't have access to green wood. At least so far. I do have a 30 year old Ash that should come down in the front yard.
03-08-2001, 10:40 AM
Being the wood worker I know you to be, I'd say that old ash will not have even it's saw dust wasted.
I had a neighbor who was an excellent Craftsman who told me he'd like to find an ash tree. And if I ever found one he'd buy it.
Alas, he left me before I could ever fulfill the request. But it never left me, I was always on the look out.
So you enjoy that wood if it ever comes your way.
Thanks for the tip!