|Forum topic by Tombomb||posted 01-12-2016 08:17 PM||291 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-12-2016 08:17 PM
Hi I have a tiny shop (60sqf) that’s not a typo and In that I have a mini cnc router and laser cutter plus a wood lathe I’m planning on getting some green logs to turn ( oak ash beach and sycamore mostly) now if I was to flat saw with a chainsaw or something similar. I would have a limited storage for drying it although I may be able to gain slightly more storage . But how long would it take to dry roughly as blanks or even if I was to rough them out to about 3/4” or 1” and keep them in the shop on a bench in front of the window with a mini dehumidifier running and maybe a small heater when working . My concerns are drying time as I can maybe have 10-20 bowl blanks and planning to turn quite a few also what are the chances of it splitting and what can I do to limit the number that split
I’m thinking if I flat saw the bowl blanks and then any excess will make some blanks for goblets and stuff
I’d prefer not to wax them as I need to dry quickly but would something like putting them on top something hot like a meat tin on top of a camping stove work as I’ve said drying time is more important than splitting and cracks but I’d need some not to crack if not could a heat gun be an answer?