Drying experiment.

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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 05-06-2013 08:07 PM 805 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2013 08:07 PM

I call it an experiment at least. Armed with the new knowledge that I can sell the imperfections easier than the perfections, I’m boiling a square walnut bowl and a round hackberry lid for it. At the same time in the same stock pot. They are a little over two inches thick so I figure a little over two hours. I actually have the timer set for three so we’ll see.
Most of the guys I read online seem to think there is a precise method for this type drying, but that’s only true if you have some sort of standard in your wood and we all know that aint true. So boiling them about three hours and putting them in a paper grocery sack till they dry out and then I’ll see what the moisture looks like. Should be okay after a couple days in the kiln.

I’ll keep you posted.

They’ve been in the kiln for about a day and I see no signs of water coming to the surface. The weight is still high but I turned them thick and the lid is practically solid, so it won’t be completely dry for a while.

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#1 posted 05-08-2013 04:57 PM

I just love experiments, especially someone elses, lol! I’m interested in your results. Now, you should tell us how many taters, carrots, and onions you toss in too, ya know…

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