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Stocking up for winter

We're gathering as many different species and sizes of trees as possible to have as much stock as we can so that when the snow flies we can hunker down and spend time at the lathe.

I'm cutting the bolts in 1/2.
Some I've split.
Some I've ripped with the chain saw.



Some I've bandsawed.
......and then clipped the corners to get semi round.



There's locust, beech, pin cherry, and a couple of ??????



Am I getting ahead of myself?
Should I chuck these up and turn to 1" wall thickness and then plastic or paper bag them?

....and one last question, please.
Do I need to cut out the pith?...and why?

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Very nice selection. If your going to leave them the way they are I would seal them with "anchor-seal" but I have heard Latex paint works well too. also paraffin wax.

Why not rough a few of them. have some fun!
Dont forget the pics.

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Why not rough a few of them. have some fun!
Dont forget the pics.
I'll pic them out for sure......
We've got around fifty and counting.
I just want to prep these for now. Not really enough time to turn too many of them....but hey.... force me...please....twist my arm......lock me in the basement shop.....

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Nice stash of wood
The ones you have all ready rounded I would go ahead and rough turn and start the drying process.
They all need to have the end grain sealed as soon as possible. For rough length, a standard rule of thumb is to leave and extra 4” or so for splitting/checking. Usually you will get some splits no matter what you do but if you are careful they will be 2” or less from each end.
Yes you do need the pith out. Why, to keep them from splitting as they dry. Taking the pith out allows the wood to shrink back on itself. This is more extreme than most, a piece of Holly about 9” diameter. It was cut flat, notice how much the wood has pulled back as it dries. Without cutting through the pith there would be huge crack(s) in it.

Addition: Paper bag them, not plastic. You want to control moisture loss, not trap it or try to stop it completely.
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... and a couple of ??????


The two towards the bottom right with distinct coffee and cream colours look very similar to some maple I have.

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The two towards the bottom right with distinct coffee and cream colours look very similar to some maple I have.
Those are Locus tree branches......
I'd love to see your maple with that in it.....

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Those are Locus tree branches......
I'd love to see your maple with that in it.....
Now I look at the pix again, I see the sapwood is darker in the maple ... here's a LINK to where I posted a snap.

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wood turners this may be of some interest??

here is a link on getting blanks ready for turnning . http://www.woodturningvideosplus.com...reen-wood.html
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Awesome...thanks for the link.
I love the way you were able to get that as round as you did.
Center point pivot on the band saw?

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Awesome...thanks for the link.
I love the way you were able to get that as round as you did.
Center point pivot on the band saw?
Yes -- I made a simple MDF table with holes drilled at half-inch intervals out from the blade, and use a piece of dowel the same thickness as the hole I was going to drill anyway for the worm screw.

Some wood is so hard it deflects the blade, I end up trimming those in a bunch of straight-line cuts. Other wood cuts more easily, I can more or less spin those on the dowel peg and get a nearly-perfect circle.

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here is a link on getting blanks ready for turnning . http://www.woodturningvideosplus.com...reen-wood.html
Wow...I read that whole article and started to get nervous about needing another mess-making step in this process.
I soon realized the article was addressing certain wood species that have severe checking and warping issues.
Some of the species I'm using may or may not have these issues...
think I'll go with my caveman method for now......

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looks like a nice haul, that should keep you busy for awhile.

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