I'm starting my first serious attempt at building a woodstrip canoe after playing around with SOF constructions before.
The thing is I can only work on the boat for about three weeks per year. I'm building the boat in Northern Finland but I live elsewhere in Europe. Therefore i want to be efficient with my time.
Anyways, my father in law had cut down some pinus sylvestris trees this winter and we will take them to the lumber mill soon. After that I have about 2 weeks of time left.
Now for my question: is it best to let the planks dry until next year before milling the strips, or will it dry faster/better when I cut the planks into strips and let them dry that way?
I read both Ted Moore's and Gil Gilpatricks books but I don't find a straight answer there.
Thanks for your input!
Sorry if I don't use the correct terms. English is not my first language.