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DRYING WOOD FOR TURNING #2: What we learned

09-29-2016 08:11 PM by Wildwood | 0 comments »

After checking out the Wood Handbook hope everyone has a better basic understanding about trees and wood drying process. Whether wood is air or kiln dry to a certain moisture content doesn’t mean it will stay that way.Looking at a tree stump learned a tree starts with outer/inner bark, layer of cambium, sap wood heart wood and at the center of all that is the pith. Sap is mostly water. In compression/reaction and abnormal wood the pith will not alway be in the center of the log. Anyone that has mounted a piece of tree onto the lathe sometimes cannot tell difference between outer/inner bark, or see the cambium layer while turning. On some trees those things very pronounce. Who hasn’t...

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