|Forum topic by Craig Havran||posted 11-09-2011 08:04 PM||834 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
11-09-2011 08:04 PM
So a friend of mine had a walnut tree blow down this past summer that was very sentimental to several members of his family. I told him to score me some wood and I would make each of them a bowl. He then asked if I could make about 10 pens that he can give away for Christmas. I said I could, but I don’t know anything about turning pens with “green” wood. Here are my questions:
1.) Will this split as it dries due to the thin walls of a pen or will my sealing process (sanding sealer, EEE, Friction Polish, Renessance Wax) seal it enough to prevent?
Any additional thoughts, feelings, views, and experiences would be greatly appreciated. I’d hate to screw up their walnut tree.
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