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Forum topic by Tony posted 05-18-2009 02:45 PM 812 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-18-2009 02:45 PM

I have been experimenting with various methods for reducing drying time in wood, particularly cross-section cuts. For smaller pieces, soaking in denatured alcohol and drying in a paper bag have have worked well. However, DNA goes for about $15 a gallon, which can add up quickly when soaking a larger piece of wood. I have read where some people are having success with boiling turning blanks. Have any of you folks had much success with this endeavor? I’m looking at pieces up to 18” in diameter and about 4” thick.


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#1 posted 05-18-2009 05:40 PM

My understanding on wood your going to turn is to do a partial turning and then have it dry slowly so it doesn’t crack

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#2 posted 05-18-2009 07:25 PM

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#3 posted 05-20-2009 02:54 PM

Good link, Daren. Thanks.

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