He took me to the large Dutch barn where much of his milled timer had been stored and I chose 4 x 2m (10"" x 2") lengths of English Ash which he reckoned he felled and milled well over two years ago.
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Blimey, they were heavy getting them off the roof rack.
I'm not doing a large bench and I haven't finished deciding on its design yet, but I decided to rip enough to make the bench top. I'm going for 1m x 0.5m.
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So I halved each length.
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You can see that It sprung quite well coming of the saw. I would like advice as to whether I should leave it in the 'shop for a couple of weeks to acclimatise or to carry on with the milling and gluing for the top.
I also have to mill the legs etc, so should I also let them acclimatise, too, or just crack on and straighten each length straight away?
He's also quoting me for my cutting list for the intersecting roof to the workshop over the deck. It'll be a fir off his farm, Douglas Fir, I think.
I think I got a good deal, and 5 miles away. A local supply at last.