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Offline Bruno of NH

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« on: July 26, 2017, 07:01:02 pm »
I have an opportunity to buy sticker from a big dry kiln company. They use 6' ones and when the break they have been putting them a side.
They will cut them 4' for me and sell them to me for .50 cent each.
They are made in Canada.
What do you think ?
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Re: Stickers
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 11:07:25 pm »
Are they fluted or grooved? 
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Re: Stickers
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 02:26:35 am »
YH
They are grooved
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Re: Stickers
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 07:56:14 am »
I made my own grooved ones and I doubt That with milling, planing ripping and shaping I have less than .75 in them.
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Re: Stickers
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 08:01:11 am »
This is an excellent price for grooved sticks.  Commercial prices for new ones are often 50 cents per foot.  If they are not fresh out of the kiln, then you do need to heat them to 133 F throughout to kill any insects and eggs.  Also, you wan;t them at under 10% MC before you use them.
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Re: Stickers
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 09:46:37 pm »
Hi I live in Canada could you let me know the company name and phone number. I would give them a call and see if I can get a deal like that . Thanks for  posting this.

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Re: Stickers
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 06:33:59 am »
The mill i'm getting them from is in my home town in NH
They but the sticks from a company in Canada by the semi load
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Re: Stickers
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2017, 03:59:53 pm »
Are some species of wood better for stickers than others?
It seems like someone told me a while back that you need to be careful what species you sticker with.
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Re: Stickers
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 05:06:16 pm »
Only time I can see it being a problem would be if the stickers were some dark wood that might leach colour or tannins into a white wood that you were drying.

Other than that you want stickers that are dry, straight, strong. (and cheap). Exact species usually doesn't matter.   
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Re: Stickers
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2017, 09:00:53 pm »
Are some species of wood better for stickers than others?
It seems like someone told me a while back that you need to be careful what species you sticker with.
No walnut. 
I like cherry, oak, hickory but have used pretty much anything handy.  I make mine from my cull kiln dried boards. 

Accurately cut stickers is very important.  Poor stickers make poor lumber.

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Re: Stickers
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2017, 09:27:53 pm »
Yeah, dark stuff like Walnut is the sort of thing I was thinking about.

I've used pine, eucalyptus, white cedar and cypress with no problems. You don't want knots in them as the either warp or break.
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Re: Stickers
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2017, 09:54:47 pm »
Oak stickers will give slight stain in hard maple.  Woods with water soluble chemicals, like walnut, will stain.  Southern pine plywood sticks will stain hardwoods during the first and second uses.  Bottom line is that with most valuable white woods, use the same species of sticks.  Further, use grooved sticks for these species.  Sticks should always be dry- -under 10% MC.  However, they should not be under 7% MC, as they will dry too fast and leave a white streak
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Re: Stickers
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 05:50:54 am »
I use hard wood 1x1 that don't make a grade stake,  No grooves or flute.  :D :D :D 
 

 
But my lumber is not high $$$$ just 1" pine and 2x4s. :D :D :D :D :D ;)
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Re: Stickers
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2017, 05:26:36 am »
I use SYP and oak. No problems yet, but then again I saw for myself. ;D

 

 

I stack and sticker my lumber only 16"-20" wide and about 3' tall. I stack them on 8x16 cinder blocks. Reason, makes it easy for me to move stacks with my tractor and most of the tin roofing I use to cover the stacks are 26" wide. Besides that, the lumber dries faster with good air flow.