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    I suspect that will start decreasing rapidly.
    LOL, it now weighs 4.540. 600 odd grams loss in 24hours. The pith has collapsed.

    I'll put up a graph of the changes when I have enough data.

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    The timber sounds a bit like Umbrella tree, rapidly drying leaving a decent void in the middle
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    And as promised here is some air drying data;

    Capture.JPG

    Where it's going to end, who knows. I've looked to no avail, so I suppose it's a case of wait and see.

    The surfaces should be dry enough to get an indication of it's visual properties so I'll touch it up in the next little while and have a look, I will post pics when it's done.

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    Feckit,

    Reminds me of a few woods I've dried in years past eg Adansonia (Boab) and Brachychiton (Kurrajong) ... both useless IMO for wood work but they and this species may fill well with resin, into the empty cells where the water was

    Thanks for your interesting report of its nature while drying. I look forward to seeing what you think of the wood when it dries in a few weeks.

    Euge

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    No worries Euge, glad you're enjoying the thread.

    The drying continues;

    Choc Dry.JPG

    And here is a piece of the wood;

    1. Sanded to 320g no finish.

    Choc 320g UF.jpg

    2.Finished photo taken outdoors.

    Choc 320g F-UF Outdoor.jpg

    3. Unfinished/finished photo taken indoors.

    Choc 320g F-UF Indoor.jpg

    This particular piece, which is a slice from the original sample pre-drying, comes in at approximately 0.5 - 0.55 t/m. I suspect it has little to no more drying left. It's a nice timber obviously light in weight and colour. It finishes well and develops a nice lustre at 320g. There is no apparent potential of any figuring in any of the pieces that I have to far, but that's not to say there is zero chance elsewhere particularly at the crotch areas.

    Structurally this piece has not split, it has warped a little, but that's hardly surprising.

    More to come..............

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