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I have a 65 inch diameter pin oak that needs to come down due to gall infestation. Heartfelt the arborist will slice 4 inch thick slices to repurpose. What is the best method to dry and approx weight?
I wrote an article about this maybe 4 years ago in Sawmill & Woodlot. Maybe some has the exact issue' otherwise, I can look late next week when I am home; or you can contact the magazine.
After reading, let me know if you have questions.
Standard moisture meters work well as the pieces get quite dry.
Maybe I misinterpreted... the 4" slices are to make discs (which is what m first response was about) or did you mean 4" thick slices that will be full width and full length of the log (close to thick lumber). If this second, ignore my first reply and then think about 1 to 1-1/4" thick pieces. With this species, 2" is very hard to dry to good lumber, so 1" is better. Let us know what you are thinking.
There is no "best way". They are going to explode as they dry. You'll pretty much end up with firewood.
It is in January 2010 Sawmill & Woodlot magazine.