Just picked this olive up. Now....

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Ray-CA

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...what's the best way to cut it up for drying?

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Dieseldoc

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Seal the ends with anchor seal, keep in dark even temp for at least year. That is what I do with my California Olive wood I get from Central Valley. Then I will cut into over sized blanks , let dry out more, then turn.
also Can take and rough turn for bowl, need to dry out for several mos.
nice stuff.

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“...dark even temp...”. Yeah, wife is going to like that. “But I have to keep the wood at an even temperature so it dries properly. That’s why it’s in the closet!”

Can I rough cut it to get more surface area for drying?
 

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“...dark even temp...”. Yeah, wife is going to like that. “But I have to keep the wood at an even temperature so it dries properly. That’s why it’s in the closet!”

Can I rough cut it to get more surface area for drying?
You can rough cut and it will help. Like turn bowls with thick walls That all helps. I have a good stash drying for fall turning.
 
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