Question (WOODWEB Member) :
I have access to a bunch of SYP being cut in the next week (30-40 logs). I would like to just mill each log into a cant and sticker them. Then in the next few months do the rest of the final milling. Will the cants be ok while they start air drying until I can get to them? Will they blue stain? I'm just a one man show, and I can't get to fully mill each log in a timely fashion. The person cutting down the trees is doing it now so I have no choice as to when I get them. Plus they are free so I can't be anything less than grateful.
(Sawing and Drying Forum)
From Contributor M:
I think if it were me I'd do each log completely and sticker the lumber. Seal the ends of the other logs to slow the checking and just get to them as soon as you can. If you just do big cants they are going to keep checking almost as bad as the logs, and they will twist with the pith included. This way what lumber you do get is good and you did the best you could with what’s left.