I bought another block of Paduk at Rocklers today, and it just had the ends
covered in wax. Just wondering how long to let it just sit to slowly dry out
and stabilize? Can't remember if I asked this question before, so apologize
if this is a repeat. Thanks.
Why wouldn't a block of wood purchased at Rockler's already have been kiln
dried? It was purposely sold as unseasoned wood? Quite possible I guess if it
was specifically for turning; I'm not much of a turner (despite my name) but I
know that turning green wood is pretty common. But if you need it to be dry
you probably should have bought it that way; I see from your other post that
air drying it will take two years... :-)
Free bad advice available here.
To reply, eat the taco.
If it is still wet, turn it roughly to size.
let it dry in a bed of saw dust, then finish turning it.
It should be fine, and not check.
The saw dust sucks out the moisture but also prevents checking since it
equalizes the outer wood. When air drying the outer dries to fast..
if it's a vase make sure you stuff saw dust inside, and change it weekly
and rotate it. a couple of weeks and you can finish turn it.
On 8/2/2011 3:33 AM, Paul wrote:
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