OK agreed it's Oak and I should seal the ends with latex paint or Anchorseal. I know where to get the paint but what about the Anchorseal?
Here's a link. you buy it directly from the manufacturer in 1, 2.5, or 5 gallon containers.
If you're not going to be doing this often, I still think the canning wax would be a cheaper alternative.
Should I split them down the middle now and leave that unsealed or leave it whole for now.
I would split them down each side of the pith now. The logs I have laying around are splitting. Plus the majority of the work is done now. All you have to do later is cut your circles out for your blanks.
I will probably turn them while green. How long do I have before they would no loner be considered green?
The half logs prepared as described above, will still be "green" for a year or two. The cherry logs I collected in winter of 2009 are still plenty wet inside (stored out of rain).
If your talking about rough bowls, they say they'll dry within 6 months.
Also I know to turn them down but not all the way then put them in a paper bag for what a few months before the final turning??
They say to weigh them after a few months and look for a constant weight.
Someone said to store them (the Logs) properly while drying. How is properly stored? I was thinking stacked in the shop.allowing space to dry. Is that correct?
Again 'they say' out of direct sun, wind and wind if possible.