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devonwoody

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Got adventurous and started to prepare timber from logs, the first time for me.

I was given three ash logs two years ago from a garden two doors away.

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So I made up a kind of trestle and screwed the first log in position.

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Took of a thin slice to get the feel of the action.

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The timber looked nice and workable to me.



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So finished up cutting the log.

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I do confess that the cuts are not straight and even thickness. The log quite honestly was as much as I could handle, so will not be going in depth for loggin and preparing again in the future apart from using up the other two logs.

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CHJ

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Any idea what the moisture level of the inner wood is John ?
Regardless, don't rush trying to use it until you have had it in stick for a while, I've had great success in making propellers out of my local logs.
 

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I have no intention of using timber before next May. It will have to be cut to small pieces anyway and then hand planed.etc.
No equipment to measure moisture, perhaps I could take a piece with me next year to a wood show and someone could do a measure for me.
 

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devonwoody":2j3ga9g4 said:
I have no intention of using timber before next May. It will have to be cut to small pieces anyway and then hand planed.etc.
No equipment to measure moisture, perhaps I could take a piece with me next year to a wood show and someone could do a measure for me.
I have a cheap and chearful moisture metre if you want to borrow it. just pop it back in the post when done. No great hurry, you can do a measure now and one in May if you want to then send it back!
 
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