"Dave Balderstone" wrote in message
A neighbour's favourite mountain ash went down in a windstorm the other
day, and they have asked me to create some keepsakes as it was the tree
they were married in front of.
I've slabbed a section of the trunk into approx 1" x 5" x 18" pieces
for stickering and stacking. Am end-sealing them now. The wood is very
Can anyone point me towards a cheap way to speed up the drying
somewhat? I've told them that it could be 6 months before it's dry
enough to work, but she's been through chemo lately and even though she
seems to be doing well, I would like to do this as soon as possible.
I have never worked with mountain ash (rowant) before and don't know
how to expect it to behave while drying. All and any advice would be
SIx months for ash?
I would think more like 1-2 years unless you have some heat and/or forced
ventilation or vacuum you can apply.
Depending on what you are making you want stable wood. You may have a hard
time burning it in your woodstove after 6 months.