I was over a friends house framing up a section of wall where I am going to be installing some built ins. He has several "fake" beams throughout the house to give it that post and beam look. In his masterbedroom they put too many in and it looked real busy. Anyway he told me if I helped him take some down he would give them to me. 2 are 4x8 and one is 6x8 green airdried fir that was all hand adzed. I am planning on machining some for a set of legs and frame for my work bench but I will still have quite a bit left over and one of my thoughts was to use it for turnings. Maybe try my hand a making a chair or two.
I know kd fir can be a real son of a gun when being routed as it tends to blow out but how does air dried fir behave? Can I expect some good results or should I try and turn it from behind a bunker?