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RE: Cutting Cants out of the Logs11/2
We are overloaded with logs, with some logs being more than 2 years old. Currently, we are cutting cants from the logs. Some of the logs have good color.
If we make a square or rectangle from the log, and keep it undercover with 2 x 4 type stickers, until we can get to slicing it into boards, other than getting harder when it dries, is there any problem with what we are doing?
In addition to drying issues you mention,
And if I may comment...
Weigh all of those risks against leaving the logs right where they are. If they are in ground contact, bugs will eat them. If they are in the sun, then they will check and crack on the exposed sides, and the surface boards will grey and weather.
Square and rectangular cants take up far less space than round logs when stickered and stacked. And someone might just buy those cants from you.
On balance, I'd say go for it and saw them up now.
I was wondering if anyone else has experience in cutting cants or any additional insights?