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Forum topic by Xtreme90 posted 01-02-2010 05:19 PM 787 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Xtreme90

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01-02-2010 05:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hickory bowl blanks question

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.
Thanks.

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest


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#1 posted 08-15-2010 07:06 AM

Its been a long time since you posted this, how did you make out with the blank?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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