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Posted on How long before I can start using this Ash?

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#1 posted 04-04-2013 08:38 PM

give ‘em at least 6 months, but keep an eye on the crotch-wood junction; it will continue to split until it is dry enough to use, a better way to guess if nothing else works better. Using the dehumidifier is a good idea alright. Your readings from your meter seem awfully unreasonable; wood doesn’t dry that quickly, maybe on the surface but not inside. I would be nervous about trusting it, no offense intended. If you have an accurate scale, you may snoop into drying it by weight, the best way to know just how dry it really is. Lastly, ash wood and bugs are the best of friends; if there are no current bug holes you might get lucky but I would recommend some sort of protection like a borate or similar product. Very nice score however you look at it.

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