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Blog entry by Transition posted 07-21-2011 06:15 PM 936 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since it has been, and is predicted to be, hot as a kiln in the Northeast, I thought I might take advantage of it and dry some rough cut, green lumber. I sealed up the ends fairly well. Using it for a segmented bowl, so I’m not to worried if it checks a little. Good idea? Bad idea? We’ll see…

And I also set out some mint tea to brew. My wife and son drink it straight. I prefer mine with a little sugar and Bourbon.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com



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#1 posted 07-21-2011 06:17 PM

And in case you are wondering, it’s Black Walnut (~36” x 6” x 2”) on the right, and Elm (I think) on the left.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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#2 posted 07-21-2011 07:51 PM

Not a good idea for the Black Walnut. After about two hours in the sun it is starting to separate along the growth rings. The Ash is looking OK at this point.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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#3 posted 07-21-2011 08:07 PM

Andrew,

You might put a tarp over the wood and put something on each end to raise it a little as to have some air space between the tarp and the wood. This will allow the air to circulate and keep the direct sun/heat off of it.

Looking forward to your segmented bowl.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 07-21-2011 10:52 PM

I am partial to Knob Creek right now but also enjoy a bit of Woodford Reserve too. (That’s bourbon, not wood species for those of you who don’t recognize fine liquor)

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#5 posted 07-22-2011 12:51 AM

@Mike – My primary wood pile is covered with a tarp, and allows for lots of air circulation. This was just an experiment that I thought I’d try, since it’s so stinkin’ hot!

@Ken – I just use Jim Beam, as I’m adulterarting it with sweet mint tea.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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#6 posted 07-22-2011 03:13 AM

I read ever so often on here about liquor such as bourbon, or wine. I was wondering if I’m the only one who (when I drink which is one in a blue moon these days) likes to keep it simple?
Jose Cuervo is a friend of mine.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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