|Forum topic by Raftermonkey||posted 11-12-2010 10:05 PM||976 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-12-2010 10:05 PM
Hey everybody, I have been talked into trying to sell some of my bowls at our local “Green Market” next weekend and have a question for you. I have a fairly decent amount of “inventory” but I also have a couple of, “still wet”, blanks that I would love to turn and have at the market. My question is, can I turn some of these wet blanks and take them without the fear of them checking/splitting on me. They are burl blanks (box elder, maple, and walnut) and I will turn a shape that will be ok for warping and distorting. I know they will move a bit but as long as they don’t split I’m ok with it. I particularly want to take the Box Elder burl. Is there a certain thickness I could turn it to, and /or a finish I could put on it to prevent it from cracking? Off course, I would explain to potential buyers that this piece is still drying and IS going to warp a bit, but that is my intention. As always, all insight is greatly appreciated.
-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"