Not wanting to re-invent the wheel I thought I would see if any of you
talented people (Suck):) would have done this or know how it is done and
would part with the info.
I have an idea for using small log slices. EG logs about 5 - 8 inches in
diameter, sliced on an angle giving an oval about 3/4" thick.
Now for the question????
How do you go about seasoning the slices so that they don't split. I
have seen pieces such as these used in trophy shops etc.. There may be a
treatment available which I'm not aware of as well, so any suggestions
will be greatly appreciated.
all the best to you and yours
Thanks mate, Not into praying much but did google for PEG, interesting
When I tried to get some locally, was offered packets of 2 doz, to hang
up clothes :).
When I'm next in the big smoke I'll try and grab some to try out.
All the best
I did Google.
I do know the limitations on seasoning timber, having been a tradesman
for over 30 years, however quite often someone has come up with an idea
that works for them or works better than most. This group is largest
conglomeration of woodwork enthusiasts likely to be in one place at the
same time, so it seemed obvious that I enquire here.
Thanks for your 2 bobs worth
I "think" that I know what you mean... rounds with bark all the way around and
the rings showing??
We cut a lot of them out of soft wood for my wife's woodburning and a few
"natural side" bowls and flower pots..
What seems to work best for us is to put a sealer like Anchorseal or Sealrite on
both ends and let them air dry...
We lose very few this way, but almost all of the ones that my wife air dried
without end sealing either crack as they dry, or when she heats them up later
I'm sure that Leif has a way to get LDD out of the bark later, but we haven't
tried that.. *g*
Please remove splinters before emailing
Thanks for the reply. You have the idea down pat :)
I'll give that a try, actually have, today. We'll see how it works.
I've posted a pic of the timber slice on abpw.
Not sure what type of wood it is, I collected it while cutting fire
wood. Will drop into the local CALM office and see if they know.
It's as hard as the hobs of hell. I cut a slice on my mitre saw so as to
try your idea, and it came away from the blade polished and ready to go. :)
The blade is an almost new tungsten, and it sure made hard work of it.
That was what I was trying to impart with the pic, the smooth polished
Most of our local timber is very hard as this is a desert region and the
trees are slow growing, give heaps of heat when burnt though.
All the best to you and yours
First, you select wood which is friendly to the task. Interlocked grain and
soft like (real) poplars and their kin are your best bet.
Second, you control humidity while drying. See fpl for some suggestions.
Make them a bit over in thickness, as it's tough to dry slow without mildew.
You can help your efforts with acrylics of various sorts, if you believe
their manufacturers' descriptions.
Use PEG as a laxative, not a soak.
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