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Forum topic by Darren Webb posted 09-03-2011 05:27 PM 976 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Darren Webb

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09-03-2011 05:27 PM

Hello Again
Ive just been put onto a technique of wet wood turning.
I had this explained to me as a method of soaking the wood so that is pretty well satuated with the advantage of finishing off thickness that results in a disproportionate roundness.
Can anbody tell me their experiences with this ?

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#1 posted 09-04-2011 03:26 AM

I’m not sure about re-wetting wood. I don’t know if it would really reabsorb moisture. You can turn “green” or wet wood into a rough shape and let it slowly dry. I store partially turned bowl blanks packed with the turning shavings in a paper bag for about a year. Then turn them to their finished shape.

Trifern turns his hollow vessels from green wood to their finished thicknesses. The walls are very thin and dry without warping.

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