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A question about drying walnut stock blanks

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by GoldEx, Oct 23, 2007.

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  1. GoldEx

    GoldEx Active Member

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    Question I have: is there a preferred method for drying the wood to stock making levels that will minimize the amount of warpage or checking? I recently obtained a 2 1/2 cord trailer load of black walnut slab wood for firewood. Couldn't argue with the price as it was free. Anyway, as I was pulling the wood out of the trailer to cut to length, I noticed several of the pieces were 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 inches thick. Closer examination showed some of the pieces has pretty nice figuring in them. I pulled out a dozen or so pieces that I thought might make good project stocks for a novice stock maker (hack)like myself to tinker with. I currently have them in the garage on stickers so air can circulate around them and keep them off the floor.

    Jeff
     
  2. jakearoo

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    Jeff, Seal the ends with wax. It is ok if the wax laps up the face of the wood. But if you don't seal the ends then they will dry much faster than the rest of the wood and it will crack. Jake
     
  3. g7777777

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    and put them in the rafters of the garage or second floor if you have flooring up there

    or attic of your house might even be better

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  4. cimmaronkid

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    And remember to forget about them for 4-5 years. Pat
     
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