|Forum topic by WoodArtbyJR||posted 08-05-2010 04:18 PM||863 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-05-2010 04:18 PM
I remember an article published a year or so ago in a popular woodworkers mag and bought into it but now I’m not so sure. The article dealt with green wood. It stated, by some woodworker,s that they took green wood and submerged it into a cheaper (not costing much) dish detergent (Costco brand was stated as being used) and by being submerged the detergent would seep into and displace the sap thus helping to eliminate the cracking and splitting of the wood during the natural drying process. At the time I thought, “WOW, what a great way to speed up the process”. Now I’m not so sure. Anyone ever hear of this process? Did I totally misread this article? I know, here in our area, we boil madrona to get the sap out so it can be worked because it cracks and splits so badly when naturally drying.
On an other level, is the greene & greene (refered to in the style prompt) in reference to the architectural designs of Greene & Greene? I had never heard of them until this weekend when I was at my son-in-laws fathers shop (being introduced and schooled on the use and need of a drum sander) when I found out that he was an avid follower and semi expert on their design. He said that he has toured about half of their homes and even noticed a piece of art, by a local Washington artist that he had sold one of his Greene & Greene style frames to, hanging in one of the homes.
Just curious on these two questions.
-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington