Spalted Live Oak

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Blog entry by highlander33 posted 04-06-2016 02:14 PM 1011 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello. I’m new to this site and I would appreciate any helpful suggestions or tips regarding my project . A couple of 200 – 250 yr. old at least , California Costal Live Oaks have recently come down on the property that I live on, and I have been Milling them myself with a Alaska Mill that I have put together, here’s a few photo’s to share :

I’ve coated both sides with Anchorseal , and have stickered them accordingly.
Through reading as much material on the Internet as I can find, I’ve also built
myself a simple solar kiln that I’m experimenting with the first slabs .
What I’m learning is , no matter how successful I am in cutting the wood ,
that’s were the battle begins. With having to sticker the wood very carefully
and level , to what I’m finding out is the most important part of the process ,
being patient . I’m the kind of person that loves hard work and if I have a
project in from of me , get at it and get it done . I can almost hear the laughter
through the computer screen from all the people out there that have been
doing this for years. Patience hasn’t always been my strongest point so maybe
working with wood like this is a good thing. Any suggestions with the process
I’ve begun with , would be greatly appreciated

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