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Forum topic by ray vile posted 04-04-2014 12:49 AM 999 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-04-2014 12:49 AM

I recently had several beech trees cut from mountain houses lot, I kept a few fairly straight peices about 6’’ in diameter that I can cut on my bandsaw. My question is what do I have to do to make it stable enough to make a couple of pen blanks out of it

-- RV

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#1 posted 04-04-2014 01:44 AM

If it hasn’t fully dried you’ll want to make sure you let it dry long enough.

Beech does a lot of moving. I’ve never seen a lumber that warps as readily or as much as beech. If you can get quartersawn boards from it that would be more stable.

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#2 posted 04-04-2014 01:52 AM

Thanks I think I have enough of the limbs that I can quarter saw it thanks for your input, I don’t have a moisture meter how can I tell if it is dry enough

-- RV

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#3 posted 04-04-2014 02:10 AM

You might want to put this on the turning forum as I swear I hear of guys turning green wood. But I know NOTHING about turning!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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