|Forum topic by Jerry Maske||posted 05-25-2015 01:42 PM||685 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-25-2015 01:42 PM
Been playing with green wood this year and have had some successes and some dismal failures. I’ve read everything I can find about how to “Cure” green wood and have come to some conclusions. Basically, I’d like to hear your stories: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly ones. And I’ll share a couple of my own. This is a wide open field with all sorts of variables at work.
For example, I got a load of Hawaiian Avocado that dries beautifully, as long as you get all the pith out. But a piece of local Maple, sitting right next to it, splits wide open. I live along the coast of Maine so there’s a lot of humidity, as opposed to Tucson, for example. So I’ve come to the point that when I’m dealing with a piece of wood I haven’t had success with before, I take all the precautions. Anchor Seal, paper bag and old shavings, for example. Of course, I’m “Rough Turning” and leaving thick walls and bottom. And even after going through all that, I’ve had pieces sitting out on display that went noticeably OVAL! Of course, that prompts interesting tales about how I turned that bowl to look like a football.
So, how do YOU cure your pieces? And how many ways have you tried that DIDN’T work. I’m sure there’s “Interesting” stories out there.