Miracle bowl, end log sealer

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Project by bushmaster posted 04-29-2014 03:44 AM 1226 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This block of crouch wood ended up having five branches dividing out, it was fresh cut wood and very wet. I thought the end wood most likely crack when dry. I had some end log sealer that I had never used so thought I would give it a try. Surprised to see it was white and like a paste. I then microwaved it over several days and let it sit around the house for a few more days. Surprised that very little to no cracking appeared. This morning I finished turning it and am happy with the result. I am just learning techniques as I go. This wood polishes up like marble, no finish yet, it will be wipe on poly.
Has any one else used the end log sealer when drying end grain like this. Thanks for looking and comment are appreciated.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 04-29-2014 09:25 AM

Beautiful shape and glorious wood. A lovely turn.

-- Thermaloy_Jnr

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#2 posted 04-29-2014 09:35 AM

Nice turning and great wood

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 04-29-2014 11:05 AM

Beautiful bowl , nicely turned and really beautiful wood…Great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 04-29-2014 11:31 AM

Very cool bowl.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 04-29-2014 01:53 PM

Nice piece … looks like boxelder. To answer your question, yes. I use a sealer on logs, bowl blanks, etc. to slow down and control the drying process. There are various manufacturers producing this stuff under different brand names … some people use latex paint.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 04-29-2014 04:08 PM


Showing why the “Master” term is appropriate.

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#7 posted 04-30-2014 12:13 AM

I agree with The Dane, looks like boxelder, very nice bowl you made!

-- John, South Dakota

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#8 posted 04-30-2014 05:56 PM

Very interesting. Give us some brand names to find something like this!


-- --Dale Page

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#9 posted 04-30-2014 06:23 PM

Great turning!!! Love the colors that came out. Nice smooth shape.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#10 posted 04-30-2014 07:43 PM

bannerpond1—Anchorseal ( ) is a national brand that is available at WoodCraft. There are others on the market … just check with a local lumber mill or woodworking supply.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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