|Forum topic by RussellAP||posted 02-05-2013 05:31 PM||534 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
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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