'Morning. I'm having one of my trees trimmed tomorrow. They'll be taking off a couple bigger branches, one that's 8"-10" in diameter. I was thinking I might be able to make a live edge clock out of some slices of it. Maybe a serving or display platter. Maybe a picture frame. But I don't know where to start. Never dried any fresh wood or done anything live edge.
Tree is healthy and living right now. The branches to be removed aren't rotting or degraded.
Should I just ask the trimmers to cut some 3" thick discs off the end? How long should I dry it? HOW should I dry it (wax/plastic/something else?) How do I keep the bark from coming off? Once it's dry, how do I flatten and plane it without taking off the bark? etc etc etc. I really have no idea about any of this.
Any advice is welcome. Thanks!