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Properties of Ash -attn. Bill Tindall

Jack Guzman from Maine
Anyone who knows the answer is welcome . I mention Bill because of his knowledge on the subject.
I am building a chair using the wood from an ash tree that I had cut down in my yard. I have a kiln that runs at 150 degrees. I use it to dry my chair parts. I made spindles and placed them in the kiln to dry. I test parts by weighing them. When the piece stops losing weight it is fully dry. I usually don't start weighing until the part is in the kiln for 24 hours. The ash isn't showing any weight difference after 3 days in the kiln. If these were red oak ,the weight loss would be dramatic. Could this wood have totally dried in that first day before I started to weigh it?

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