What is seasoning, and can the process be sped up?

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What is seasoning, and can the process be sped up?

perktimusprime
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Joined: 10 Oct 2017, 17:33

17 Oct 2017, 17:49 #1

I have some arrow shafts I have cut recently and been processing to make arrows. I have heard that arrows from shoots are useless untill they have "seasoned" for several months to a year. What exactly is going on with seasoning? I know drying is part of it, but dry shafts don't always behave as if they have been lying around for year. Also, is there any way to season wood quickly without cracking it? Not just drying it, but helping it retain its straightness, become stiff, and all the other benefits of seasoning.
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