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post #1 of 6 Old 01-05-2017, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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So I cut down a tree back in the beginning of November, and saved a few logs to saw down into boards. Got the first smaller logs done within a few days, but life and work intervened and I never got to cutting the larger 12 inch logs.

Now I also never got to sealing them either.

Are these going to be any good if I saw them now, or am I screwed for waiting?




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post #2 of 6 Old 01-06-2017, 09:05 AM
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So I cut down a tree back in the beginning of November, and saved a few logs to saw down into boards. Got the first smaller logs done within a few days, but life and work intervened and I never got to cutting the larger 12 inch logs.

Now I also never got to sealing them either.

Are these going to be any good if I saw them now, or am I screwed for waiting?




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Ha, ha,ha,ha....I understand the life getting into the sawtime!!!! I haven't fired mine up in 4 months.....OOoooHHHhh the withdrawals!!!

...."screwed".... ONLY depending on what style you like...rustic, you'll be fine....classic, it better be walnut or cherry, something more forgiving to waiting. I've got some I HAVE to cut after 3-4 yrs or I'll lose it this year. I hoped to have a wider saw by now BUT life goes on and I'm gonna have to slab it and saw...losing some soundness in the sap BUT being oak the heart will just be that much more prettier (good english?!?!?! deep south, we don't care about POLITICAL CORRECTNESS!!! We just GOOD PEOPLE, We spell it like we say it!!!!)

LOL....I had all this typed out last night and the net decided nothing was gonna load...

It really depends on where your logs are being stored....outside as mine it's still good, just depend s as whether it's on the ground or off as to how fast things start to change in a log due to moisture.effecting the drying or spalting. I seal logs most of the time BUT not always due to timing or lack of sealer. I've been Blessed with little loss difference BUT I still promote sealing them.

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Well they're currently in the garage, and they're well below freezing so moisture loss I'm guessing shouldn't be too bad?


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What Tim said. Id saw if I were you.

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Still worked fine....milled the rest up last night.




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YEE HAW!!! Looks good!!!

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