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#1 posted 01-05-2010 05:04 PM

I have built a wood drying kiln out of an old refrigerator and use it to dry out rough cut blanks and first turned bowls. My favorite green wood turning process is to turn the project start to finish. I use a process of drying with compressed air and spinning on the lathe. If you understand the complexities of how wood shrinks and grain pattern this is a very successful way to turn a green piece. I can shake the birds out of a tree in the morning and have a finished piece in the afternoon. Turning the piece to a uniform thickness is the key to success. If you would like the info on turning a refrigerator into a kiln let me know. There is also some good information on John Jordans web site, about turning green wood.

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