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#1 posted 03-04-2018 03:59 PM

If you can keep them out of the sun and rain, with the ends sealed they will be ok for a year or more. Might get a little end checking. If not, cut up now and seal the blanks. I cut up a few logs at a time, maybe 6-10 blanks, and put them in a plastic trash bag in the shop to stop evaporation. Some stay in there for several months. They can get a little mold which gets cut off. Rough turn to 10% dia wall thickness, put in heavy brown craft paper with wet chips, and store in the house, climate controlled. I weigh each piece after wrapping, and occassionally with time. When the weight stops changing the blank is dry. Depending on size and how wet, it can take one or many months to dry. You can also turn thin green and let it warp. I like sanding and finishing on the lathe, so I dont have experience with the method.

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