Well I finally got a little time to play with the new lathe. We had a birch tree cut down in our yard almost a year ago. I had them leave the trunk in 3 foot sections. Today I cut into one to see what I had. They are a little punky but I am not totally disappointed. Tomorrow I will rough out a few more and set them out to dry. I am thinking about trying the boil then dry method. Any one have any feed back on that? I did read about it on one website that says it cuts down the cracking a lot.
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