Balsam fir slabs aging nicely

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A while back I made a small jig for slabbing small diameter lumber using the small chainsaw. About 6 weeks ago I did about 10 random lengths of 8ft to 10 ft fir in different thicknesses.

I set the boards aside to let them age. I placed some outdoors int he weather, others I kept stacked in the workshop. It was interesting to watch them age and see the affects of weather, simply to see what would happen. Here’s a short video after six weeks.

The slabs of balsam fir I cut earlier in the spring are coming along nicely.

A video posted by Jim Barry (@woodchuckcanuck) on

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A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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