#1
we just cut down a HUGE oak tree and i was wondering how long should i dry the wood?

i've heardd mixed opinions about oak as a body so opinions would be appreciated...

and this would be going to a electric build so tone is not a HUGE matter but i would like it to have nice lows...
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#2
with or without a kiln? with a kiln, it would take months. without, it could take years.
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#4
yea thats what i was thinking....i was thinking about taking it to a local lumber yard and see how much it would be to have them stick it in the kiln for a while for me
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#5
hmmm, okay, just tell them you want it at about 10% humidity, and they should have it done in a few months.
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#6
yea..it may take a few months but i will have like 8 NICE wood blanks for pretty much free
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#7
nice man

EDIT: i meant 10% moisture content, not humidity!!!!
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#8
yea i figured that out lol...i was like wha...

then i thought about it and was like ohhhh
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#9
A year for every inch thick it is if you want it to dry without a kiln is generally the rule of thumb. If you are going to let it go naturally though, you need to look up how to keep it from splitting and choose a method that sounds good to you.

Oak is fine for a body. I have found it to sound rather similar to ash.
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#10
*find a wood drying kiln. not a ceramics kiln. not your oven.
*start the humidity in the kiln a bit lower than the woods moisture content.
*wait until the wood reaches the same moisture content.
*reduce humidity again.
*wait again.
*repeat until the wood has about a 10% moisture content.

this will take several months. TBH i highly doubt you are going to find a wood drying kiln, so you might as well just forget it...