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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 410 days ago 451 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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410 days ago

I turned a camphor bowl this week, yesterday in fact. It’s already dry enough to seal. I will seal anything below about 30% moisture. It just wont matter at that level. My new kiln is doing a great job of taking the moisture out gently, yet quickly. Some woods will, of course, vary. I have a Ambrosia maple bowl in there from yesterday as well but it is way too wet still. Some wood just dry differently is all.
I took these pictures just after some armrseal and yes I did wipe it off.

Here is another ambrosia maple that I did several days ago. Took about 4 days in the dehydrator. This has one coat of ArmRseal on it. The style idea came from some of the work of Paul Hines.

This little guy is Bradford Pear. It’s the last bowl I did in the microwave and the last I’ll probably do in one.
It’s badly warped.

This is 6BF of padauk. I have no plans for it yet, but I’m glad I have it around.
Pretty isn’t it?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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Jimbo4

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#1 posted 410 days ago

Ring, while turning ? Shame.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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RussellAP

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#2 posted 410 days ago

I wasn’t turning, I was finishing.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#3 posted 410 days ago

Ah – I can see it now. Where did you say you got that padauk ?

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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RussellAP

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#4 posted 409 days ago

Metro Hardwood. I wish I could take it back because I found a place to save 5$ a BF.

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2leggedtermite

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#5 posted 409 days ago

G’day Russell,

Great looking work there.
You state ” My new kiln is doing a great job of taking the moisture out gently, yet quickly.”

What type of kiln is it & how did you make it ?
Cheers
Col

-- A bowl gouge is like a packet of chips.....you can't have just one.

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RussellAP

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#6 posted 409 days ago

Col, here is a link to the project. Bear in mind it’s only a prototype made with a cardboard box, but soon I am going to dig out a sheet of plywood buried in my garage (and at the same time retrieve one of my lathe hex drivers I dropped back there), and make a kiln that resembles a smoker with a light box containing three bulbs with the third in the series wired to a thermostat which cuts it off at about 90 degree F, or 32 degrees for you chaps down under. The kiln box will stand about 3 ft high and have adjustable shelves so I can dry about 4 or 5 bowls at a time.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/47532

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