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#1 posted 09-09-2021 09:05 PM

Does it cup the moment you make the cut?

- controlfreak

Pretty much. If I then take it into the cool house it straightens back out. My moisture meter shows 6%, but that’s as low as it goes, so it’s likely less.

It’s not just the moisture content that’s a problem with cedar fence pickets. They are sawn from baby trees
I’ve decided the clear path to avoid high lumber prices is too harvest wood myself. It’s hard work and time but air dried lumber is very nice work with hand tools.
Good Luck

- Aj2

Agreed with the air dried and is about all I use for my turning. Wish I had room for a mill. Really time to move to a larger lot.

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