Well the sun finally decided to show up and get to work today. I am not sure how long it plans on sticking around it has been a wet cloudy spring so far. I did manage in between showers to get the other kiln loaded. I am hoping that the weather will begin to clear and we will have some sunny warm days. The wood is at about 15% moisture so it is about as dry as it was going to get outside. If I let it sit all summer it might move down a degree or two. The kiln will dry it down to about 7% -9% or so and then it will regain a little when it is stacked and end up at about 11%. The wet cloudy weather did cause me some concern as the air drying stack started to show some blue stain/mold. I went out with my trusty wood hand plane that I bought on ebay and verified it is just at the surface. I have seen this before up in Minnesota when a was visiting a sawmill that cuts basswood. The pile they had did the same thing but it too was only a surface stain. The wood in the kiln will be ready in time for the Doane Experience in July so I will be busy making S4S basswood blocks in a few weeks for that
Here comes the Sun
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