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post #1 of 2 Old 10-27-2015, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Cypress milling and drying advice?

I recently came across someone wanting me to mill a pretty large cypress for them and i have no experience with cypress at all. Actually i've only milled and dried hardwoods.

So, i'm assuming this will cut like butter compared to oak, BUT how will it dry? Anything i can do to make it easier on myself in the cutting and drying phase?

I'm running a stihl 660 with a granberg setup and she has not let me down yet. This log might be a little bit to big for the 660, but i'll worry about that later.

Have been using DH kiln plans from Daren Nelson to perfection for over a year now, but like i said, only hardwoods.

I'm less concerned about cutting as i am drying, but i'm open to any and all experiences dealing with cypress...

Thanks for any and all help,

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post #2 of 2 Old 10-30-2015, 12:39 AM
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Sorry somehow I missed this the other night.

I can't help you with the sawing BUT from the best I recall a few years back from Daren or his plans was this small way of DHing cannot dry it out too fast. Sterilizing is the same but I don't know about the or if there is a pitch as in pine to set.

I'm a FIRM believer on Darens kiln plans!!!! I SUPER-SIZED mine!!!

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