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Forum topic by Mark posted 06-20-2014 10:52 PM 750 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark

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06-20-2014 10:52 PM

Does any one turn platters from green wood? I’m thinkin’ the platter will twist and warp as it dries???? Thanks.

-- Mark


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#1 posted 06-21-2014 01:37 AM

I’ve done a few, and yes, they twist and warp. With luck, they twist and warp into something interesting. :-)

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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#2 posted 06-21-2014 02:45 AM

A platter is just a flat bowl, so it will behave pretty much like a bowl in terms of going oval.

If you leave them thick, and have consistent thickness from the center to the rim, you can let the dry and re-turn.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 06-28-2014 12:16 AM

I’ve made things end looking like big potato chips coing that

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#4 posted 06-29-2014 12:22 PM

Knew a guy years ago that only worked in green wood. He boiled the pieces in linseed oil before working. He told me that boiling the wood turned the water in it to steam and ruptured the cell walls so that the wood did very little shrinking when dry and the oil penetrated the wood fibers and slowed the drying. At the time I wasn’t interested in trying it and I never asked how long he boiled the wood. He did tell me this was used by some people years ago before kiln drying was popular to keep up a steady supply of usable lumber. Sadly he’s no longer around to ask and I’ve never heard of it from anyone else.

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