ihocky2 Posted June 24, 2009 Report Share Posted June 24, 2009 My neighbor has several holly trees that he is going to be cutting down with some nice sized trunks, and other than a few hours of my time and my chainsaw, I get it all for free. I searched some info and it seems the general consensus is to get the wood into a kiln ASAP to prevent the blue fungus from growing. If I was cutting down my walnut trees or something, I would find someone local with a large kiln. But I am expecting to end up with enough lumber for a handfull of fretboards, and maybe a few neck blanks, not much more. So it is only a small amount of lumber. Normally something this small would go into the attic and air dry for a few years. But it sounds like that would result in fungus growth with the holly. I was wondering if a small solar kiln will get hot enough to dry at a rate to prevent the fungus growth? I know with a kiln I need to have air flow, but still keep it limited to prevent drying too fast and case hardening. Any advice on how feasible this would be? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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