Kicking off the project

One of the first projects in the spring will be to undertake the building of a solar kiln to dry the lumber coming off the mill.  Lots of reasons for this – first and foremost is speed to a useable product in various projects including furniture.  Second reason for a solar kiln is the gentleness in which it dries lumber.  There are a lot less internal stresses introduced to the lumber during the drying process using a solar kiln over a commercially heated kiln.

The project will be designed and built using the overall approach of the Solar Kiln project from Virginia Tech.

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