|Forum topic by achesnpains||posted 05-12-2011 11:49 PM||3346 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
05-12-2011 11:49 PM
I’m new to preparing green wood as bowl blanks but am really excited about the possibilities.
A friend of mine just gave me several pieces cut from Ash, Cherry and Wormy Maple. The original pieces were about 22 inches in diameter. I have cut out the pith and cut the logs into the sections I would like to dry.
A couple of questions.
1. These pieces had been down for some time (maybe a month) and had begun to show radial cracking on the ends. Should I cut back the piece as deep as the cracks go or leave the existing cracks, Anchorseal the ends of the pieces and let them dry. Again, I removed about 4” from the middle of the pieces including the pith.
2. Which surfaces should I Anchorseal. When we mill dimensional stock I just seal the ends of the stock before stickering and drying. Should I do the same for these pieces or should I seal multiple surfaces?
Really appreciate any help. There are some beautiful bowls in there somewhere.