Just scored maple logs - what do I do now?
Today I scored a trunkful of (slightly spalted) maple logs from a downed tree. The logs were a little over a foot in diameter and I cut them about 1 1/2 - 2 feet long each and split them in half down the middle into bowl blank shape. I don't think the wood is that green, but not totally dry either (I don't have a moisture meter). I have an unopened can of Anchorseal in case that would be a good idea. I'm planning to store the pieces in the garage or basement workshop.
So the question is what do I need to do right away with this wood to keep it good (or have I already screwed up by splitting it)?
This will hopefully keep me entertained for quite a while on my new DVR XP lathe!