Thanks again for all the info. After some researching I feel I could make a kiln out of my non functioning dishwasher, a desk fan & a light fixture with various lightbulbs . Would I be right to assume if I weigh the wood every few days it is ready when the weight stops dropping? Is it possible to overdry? Also do you still use anchorseal with kiln drying? I've read anchorseal on the end grains helps even out moisture release... Not sure if that would relates to burls as the grain is abnormal right?
These are all guesses with my limited knowledge so please chime in if I'm wrong
A lot of the extra dense woods are difficult to dry. Anchorseal does not seem to work with them.
I know a bunch of makers in AU and the most successful way for them is to apply a coat of thin CA glue to all surfaces of the block and just set it aside for a year or so.
Some of the easier AU woods to dry are Sheoak, Beefwood, Rose Myrtle, Lacewood and Tasmanian Blackwood.
A lot of the AU wood suppliers sell to wood turners who are willing to work with green wood and don't seem as concerned with checking.
Don't microwave any woods! Think of it like putting a plastic bowl in the oven. Not a good thing to do.
The best way to dry most woods is with a temp around 70-80f. Constant airflow and a dehumidifier. Always seal the end grain.