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#1 posted 08-14-2017 09:59 PM

I’ve had a lot of wood milled by a local guy – white oak, red oak, cedar, and cedar elm. Some was from big limbs, though most was from the trunk. Likely that there is stress in the wood that you have , but I’d mill it anyway. Have it milled thick, like 1.5 inches. Put it on stickers and wait 18 months and then put it to work and see how it goes. I sure wouldn’t pile it up and burn it just because it might be tough to work with.

I have some really cupped and twisted walnut and oak, but I can use it on small projects like boxes. Having it milled thick will cause you to waste some wood, but at least will allow you to remove enough wood to correct cupping and twisting and still leave you enough wood to work with.


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