Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Drying wood slabs question

jeff
>Hi all

I have just cut some birch logs into 4"x 12" (roughly) chunks.

These will be made into coasters (or whatever they call the item hot plates are put on to protect a table).

I need to preserve the outside bark on them for appearance.

Should I sticker and stack them in a pile, or sticker them on their side in a row for best drying?

Last time I did this, I waited a few years for the logs to dry and then cut them to size when I was ready to use them.

Mostly, they get surfaced (both sides) and finished.

Some might get feet, some hollowed out, some a lazy suzy, sometimes an inlay.

A few cracks can be tolerated.

Any suggestions?

Jeff

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