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Posted on fresh olive limb. how soon can i use it?

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#1 posted 09-12-2020 09:29 AM

Somewhere I heard to allow 1 year for each 25mm (may take a few extra days for 1”). Naturally this doesn’t allow for environment and type of timber, however, it is just a rule of thumb to do some quick mental arithmetic with… For example, it may be futile to consider working on it in under 3 years time and maybe make plans for 5-6 (if uncut).

Slice and dice and you’ll use it sooner… A moisture meter could be a prudent investment, though I have no idea what the ideal “working” moisture level should be and the returned values would be surface predominant… I guess RTFM.

With my limited knowledge of timber storage, I believe sealing the ends was/is a wise move. I have an old electric fry pan with paraffin wax that I can dip a 300mm dia. twig into,

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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