I am talking to someone in a suburban massachusetts neighborhood who has recently felled a spruce tree, >24" diameter, and willing to let me haul portions away.
Is anyone willing to give me some basic advice on this?
My thought is:
- ID species if I can, and check that it is straight grained
- crosscut to 2-3 foot lengths
- split into eighths, and air dry for 5-10 years for future archtop instrument building
I've been a cabinetmaker, but never dealt with lumber in the round. No relevent experience beyond firewood splitting.