|Forum topic by Xtreme90||posted 01-02-2010 05:19 PM||794 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
01-02-2010 05:19 PM
Hey fellow lj members??
I have a hickory bowl blank approx 9” diameter and 5” thick. The tree it came from was felled about one year ago. I just cut the blank out of a log that I saved for projects. I put anchor seal on both exposed faces immediatly after I cut it, and left the bark around the edges. My question is when I go to start to turn the blank/ machine it up how do I keep it from cracking?? Should I wait a few more years, and then try to proceed with the project?? I would really like to be able to complete the project now if I could. I have heard that you can rough the blank out meaning remove most of the material and then freeze dry it?? Come back a few months later, and then finish up?
Any advice would help.
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