Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Central Virginia
I an a novice wood worker. I really like using big and unusual lumber. So I decided to start cutting logs into slabs. I then built a DH kiln. So far two hard maples cut and dried to about 8% MC. I have about 1500 bd ft in the kiln.
A few questions:
How much warp, twist etc is normal for a maple slab? The average dimensions for this run of slabs is: 8ft x 3ft by 2 inches thick.
They dried in about 24 days; is this too fast?
I plan on planing/jointing down to about 1.5" using a router planing sled. any suggestions?
Any other thoughts/concerns?
What is the value of dry slabs this size that are unplanned?