Land fill find

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Project by RichM posted 02-13-2015 02:53 PM 1213 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When at the landfill the other day I found a stack of logs being the type of person I am I dropped the load I had and replaced it with a lot of the “use able” pieces. out of the 3 chunks I put on the lathe This is the only piece that was not to dry and punky to turn. Looks to be Walnut to me and I filled the cracks with turquoise. I did find out that wood that is that dry is a real pain in the butt-ox to turn! I live in the desert so the moisture content was less than my meter could pick up. It was so dry there were no chips coming off it was just dust. after all the work put into it it turned out very nice I be leave.

If any of you have a way of turning such dry wood please let me know

-- Rich, Learn something everyday even if it is how NOT to do it.

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John Stegall

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#1 posted 02-13-2015 04:18 PM

I have heard of this but have not tried it. Add a little dish detergent (hand washing) to water and soak it a while. The detergent lowers the surface tension of the water allowing it penetrate faster. You might search for this on youtube or google.
Good work by the way.

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#2 posted 02-14-2015 05:34 AM

Looks wonderful, thank you for sharing this bowl. I do not think I have ever had a piece of wood to dry

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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