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Author Topic: Got some sycamore logs, I wonder what I should do with them?  (Read 347 times)

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Got some sycamore logs, I wonder what I should do with them?
« on: September 11, 2020, 11:24:03 PM »
Got some really nice sycamore logs today!

What should I do with them? I cut them in 8 6 lengths and longer the largest log is about 26 in diameter
I was thinking about Quarter sawing them in to 2x4s for a solar kiln build. Im not real sure what to do. What would you do with them?

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Re: Got some sycamore logs, I wonder what I should do with them?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 11:39:36 PM »
QS Sycamore is gorgeous.  If it's clear I would look to saw it 9/4, dry it, then finish it for tables and other furniture lumber.  
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Re: Got some sycamore logs, I wonder what I should do with them?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2020, 06:44:37 AM »
Definitely quartersaw it.  It warps and twists really bad if flatsawn.  If I can't quartersaw it, I won't saw it at all. 
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Re: Got some sycamore logs, I wonder what I should do with them?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2020, 08:15:41 AM »
Quartersaw and sell the lumber.
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Re: Got some sycamore logs, I wonder what I should do with them?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2020, 12:11:32 PM »
Ditto on all the above. I love that wood.
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Re: Got some sycamore logs, I wonder what I should do with them?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2020, 03:59:05 PM »
I milled a small Sycamore log 20 years ago. I kept it for 18 years before I turned the slabs into Chopping-boards a couple of years ago. I managed to get 70 per board.
Winter cut Sycamore is very white. I am told it has certain Anti- Bacterial properties.

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