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« on: July 07, 2013, 02:24:43 PM »
I have 5 ea. 8' 6" sycamore logs that I cut 2 weeks ago. The  green tree fell about 6 weeks ago and I thought its going to lay there and rot if not used for something. I have not sawn any of this before but have wanted to, just haven't had any that was free and close to the house. I have asked a niece and some good friends if they would like a dinning table made from it and they would say, sure. I would like to saw some 1/4 sawn out of it. Haven't ever sawn any on purpose yet. Will saw to 11/2" thick for the tops and some 2" for legs. My plan is to air dry for a couple of months and then put it in my Solar kiln with some weight on it. Remove when mc gets to 6 to 8 %.Is this acceptable and if not help me with your experience in this matter. Thanks in advance, bg

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Re: Sycomore
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 02:30:27 PM »
If the Sycamore is strait grain it should dry fairly strait. When you run into trouble is if the grain goes up the tree in a spiral.
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Re: Sycomore
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 08:40:13 AM »
Beautiful wood, put lot's of weight on it and closer sticker spacing as it likes to move around alot when drying.
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Re: Sycomore
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013, 01:25:28 PM »
After surfacing, that table top will only be about 1-1/8" thick at best.  Is that thick enough for your design?  You'll like quarter sawn sycamore.  Very pretty wood.  Sounds like a good plan.
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Re: Sycomore
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2013, 01:56:56 PM »
8.5" sounds awful small, too small to quarter saw. Is that the right dimension.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2013, 02:24:11 PM »
Ok, hope I have the measurement correct and the spelling correct. Yes 1 1/8th" will do I believe. Thanks for your input. bg

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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2013, 07:08:44 PM »
8.5" sounds awful small, too small to quarter saw. Is that the right dimension.

I think the logs are 8 feet 6 inches long.


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