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Sticker species
« on: December 01, 2018, 04:19:59 PM »
What species of wood do you prefer to use for stickers.
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Re: Sticker species
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 04:35:59 PM »
Whatever I am sawing but remember that I primarily saw for farmers.  Sticker stain is not an issue with framing and barn lumber.  Today's stickers were White & Red Oak and ERC.  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 06:01:46 PM »
Poplar by far works the best for me, stable, strong. No kiln issues with it at all either.
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Re: Sticker species
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 06:08:06 PM »
Spruce or hemlock, 1"x1". dry and sawn as rough as possible, especially for drying hard maple or white pine.

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Re: Sticker species
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 01:34:25 AM »
Hmm, I personally like using honey locust for stickers.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 01:55:58 PM »
We really only have three species in our area, spruce, birch and cottonwood. I just grab a nice straight cottonwood, square it, cut it in one inch boards, turn it 90 degrees and saw again in one inch increments. Then cut to length with a chain saw or chop saw.
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Re: Sticker species
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 09:06:23 PM »
Honey locust?  Man, save that stuff for boards, beams, and slabs.  Heavy hard stuff but pretty in my opinion.  Here's what I do with it.


 

I use Ash for stickers.  Ash is plentiful now with all the standing dead and I've taken down a lot just on my property.  I have over 100 logs on bunks waiting for me to get to them.  I'm sure in 5 years or so, there won't be anymore, but right now it's coming out my ears.  And it's pretty dry to start with. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 09:10:49 PM »
I could see using the thorns from Honey Locust as stickers.   ;D
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 01:47:32 PM »
Honey locust?  Man, save that stuff for boards, beams, and slabs. 
:D I hear ya Brad, I also appreciate a good honey locust log and think the wood is far under appreciated. I used a lot of it on my drying shed build this past spring as well. But every once in a while I just get a log that's not long enough for what I want and stickers it will become. I have just had my best luck with stickers out of locust. They are hard, stay straight, and don't break, split, or splinter as bad as some others.  
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Re: Sticker species
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 02:09:17 PM »
 

 



 
Honey Locust can be some purdy stuff.  ;)
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Re: Sticker species
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 07:00:57 PM »
Poplar is a good one. Or Aspen. These logs don't make much else that's marketable, but they make good stickers. Cheap, and light, and easy to break. ;)

Basswood takes forever and a day to dry, and it sucks up moisture like a sponge. I have been cutting stickers out of it to try an experiment I have in mind to avoid sticker stain. If the Basswood is dry enough, it might suck the moisture out of the boards it is stickering. That's the hypothesis, anyway. We'll see if it turns into a theory. 

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