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#1 posted 04-08-2020 01:11 PM

For pieces that size, I would seal the ends, split them across the pith with a froe or chainsaw and seal the cut faces then sticker them up out of the elements and direct sunlight to dry. That’s how I generally get best results for turning stock with the least amount of checking. I leave the bark on while it dries then when I’m ready to cut it down to turning blanks or boards, strip the bark and go at it with the chainsaw or bandsaw. Good advice from Ian if you want to shorten your drying time and maintain good, useable stock.

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