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Forum topic by Wayne Harris posted 05-01-2009 05:55 PM 634 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Wayne Harris

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05-01-2009 05:55 PM

A 12” persimmon tree was cut in 01/09 and I cut a piece for a 11” platter and roughed it in March, air dried to 15% then slow microwave dried to 10% seeing alot of movement during the process. I re-mounted and turned the piece and within a couple of days it warped a lot more. Will ageing the logs before turning help the unstability? If allowed, will persimmon spalt? Will changes in humidity and temperature cause constant relaxing and movement in the wood? Is there a way to dry or process the wood the he;p the stability?

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#1 posted 09-05-2009 07:02 AM

Interesting questions…I would think that air drying it over a longer time frame may create a more stable blank.

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