Drying a wet bowl for turning.

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02-05-2013 05:31 PM

The other day I started a thread that became all about how to dry a wet blank for a bowl.

Someone linked me to a tutorial about using a microwave to dry it.

I have spent much of the last 24 hours doing just that.

I started off with 2 minutes on defrost or power level 3. I did this about 4 times.

Then I went to 2 minutes on power level 4 for 3 times.

Then 3 min on PL 3 about 6 times.

Then 4 min on PL 3 about 2-3 times.

I let it cool down between sessions, sometimes it’s just a little warm.

It’s pretty dry and it hasn’t cracked at all. It has warped a bit to a slight oval though.

I turned this bowl to about 3/4” before I discovered the microwave drying process. I think from now on, I’ll turn it out completely then dry it out.

Anyway, I hope this helps someone and if you have questions, ask away.

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