How long should I home dry a large oak log for carving? Answered
Hi, I have a large trunk piece 29" in diameter and 5 feet long with the bark still on it. I want to dry it out for carving on one side and standing it in my yard for a decoration, similar to a totem pole. How should I dry it and for how long? Also, I have two pieces about 10" x 29" thick that I want to hand carve into a large bowls. Same question, how long? And finally, I have coated the ends of the logs with black roofing tar so that the wood will not having checking. Will this suffice for the smaller cuts as well?