Much appreciated Ed!
Only surfaced the piece in the middle yesterday, but had to trim splits, so lost about 5"...as long as saw blade was freshly cleaned...decided to saw those crotch pieces as well.
That last crotch piece had some spalt:)
So this is what has been baked/surfaced/trimmed/and Linseed/beeswaxed (Added more wax to one batch to use on end grain to slow drying...maybe 35-40% wax now, and used heat gun to spread/melt in).
NEED to pay more attention to exact time in oven....BEEN going on the assumption a little longer at 160F(after 99minutes at 140F) would make sure fully heat soaked for bugs/larvae, BUT
way too much splitting:( Maybe thicker/multiple coatings and making sure it comes out after 90 minutes exactly will help(anchorseal gave same results even though slathered on).
SHOULD be dry enough to cut by late Winter/Spring..be NICE to have a choice between Black Walnut OR Sugar Maple to cut small critter branches
Probably trying to jig that far right log in last post to cut today...Cut the last two sections by hand to shorter lengths for baking
...and Brian dragged 3 more Paper Birch(about same diameter as this last pic) sections to garage so I can cut. That Birch is still wet, and end splitting...it really can't dry with a full layer of the oily bark....Maybe some spalt by now?
Oh Dwayne...That last crotch piece stayed jigged through all that surfacing, BUT when I went to sand it while it was jigged, the vibration from sander and 150G made it come fully LOOSE!
In pic you can see that the wedge against the end was solid cherry....I did NOT pay attention to wedge I was grabbing:(
BBPly wedges hold much better against vibration due to alternating grain!
So much for good at jigging