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Posted on My turned projects keep cracking

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#1 posted 01-19-2013 07:40 AM

Jacob the blanks are wet or the moisture is about 30%. If they are exotics then they well have a high moisture content because a lot of exotic blanks are sold per weight. Try removing the wax on the end grain sides and leave in the workplace for a few weeks for moisture to escape. When turning boxes and for that matter any item that has a lid the wood must be dry dry dry. You may try turning to finish and then soak item in your finish thinned down 50/50 with its base solvent or use DNA as Rob does. Regards Tamboti

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