thick walnut slab

  

 

In 2006 I cut a few walnut logs into 8" thick slabs.  Really just to test how long it would take them to air dry - before going into the kiln.  As well as what kind of shape they were in (cracks, etc).  Well, after four years, I sent left them in the kiln for a month and just received them back yesterday.  Although they are fairly dry, they are not down to the 7% moisture content that we need for our normal furniture manufacturing processes.  But, it should be fine for a few things like a small sculpture, legs or areas that don't require much joinery, etc. 

Robin Wade