Is there a huge difference in how easy it is to spokeshave spindles for a Windsor chair if the hickory is green instead of dry? In other words should I go out and cut one down rather than struggling with the dry wood I have?
(Furniture Making Forum)
From contributor D:
Huge difference. Dry hickory is like working with iron; same thing with dry white oak. I always use both when it's dead green. Red oak, on the other hand, stays very workable even dry.