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Forum topic by JoshNZ posted 06-24-2018 03:32 AM 415 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-24-2018 03:32 AM

Sorry to create another drying thread – I’ve read a bunch about drying green blanks and know the methods out there but, what would you guys opt for if you had a pallet of 100 or so green rounds? If you were a hobby turner.

I’ve been lucky enough to come into a couple of walnut log ends of which there is plenty more to come I think. Should I be roughing them all and bagging them? (Not hugely excited about this task).
Any idea how long they’d take in a home-made kiln if left as solid rounds like they are? they 2-5” thick.


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#1 posted 06-24-2018 04:49 AM

Melt a tub of gulf wax and dip them.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 06-24-2018 05:53 AM



Melt a tub of gulf wax and dip them.

- Woodknack

Then what..?

I should have mentioned they are sealed, with 50/50 wood glue which I’ve had good luck with in the past.

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#3 posted 06-24-2018 02:31 PM

If you have had good luck with 1:1 wood glue sealing, then dont do anything. Keep them out of the sun and rain.

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#4 posted 06-24-2018 05:16 PM



Then what..?

I should have mentioned they are sealed, with 50/50 wood glue which I ve had good luck with in the past.

- JoshNZ


If they’re sealed, you’re done. Green or Air dried is preferred for woodturning.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 06-26-2018 09:49 AM

Coat both ends with anchorseal, and let them sit for a few months, up to 6. After cutting to size, seal them for a month or two, then they should be ready to go.

-- Liven Russell, Kenosha, https://bestgluestick.com/make-slime-with-glue-stick/

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#6 posted 06-26-2018 08:51 PM

Simply homemade kiln will work great if you rough turn those bowl planks first. Probably work but take longer left unturned. Any old appliance, wood or cardboard box, ice chest, with wood, metal, or plastic shelves, light bulb, small fan, and vent will serve you well. You don’t need a lot of heat in a homemade kiln, unless live in the artic.

If rought turn, paper or plastic bags can be a blessing or curse depending upon where you live. Parts of the country with high humidity go with paper, arid area use plastic. Neither paper nor plastic is a set it and forget it proposition.

Only time use plastic bags is when blank is mounted on the lathe and taking short break or overnight.

-- Bill

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#7 posted 07-01-2018 04:23 AM

I have an old fridge that has crapped out only a month ago, won’t quite fit it all but it would get the bulk of that. I’ll look into it thanks :) How long roughly, with 1” thick roughed bowls in a circulating warmed fridge?

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