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Posted on My turned projects keep cracking

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#1 posted 01-17-2013 12:30 PM

Your blocks were probably still green. A lot, if not most, bowl turners prefer turning a rough cut & initial hollowing before the block has come down to a stable moisture level. They then employ any variety of techniques to let the roughed forms stabilize before turning the final shape and hollow.

Google ‘turning green wood bowls’ and you will find numerous articles and videos to minimize the problem. You’ll also find that CA glue is frequently a green wood turner’s BFF.

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