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DRYING WOOD FOR TURNING

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Blog series by Wildwood updated 09-29-2016 08:11 PM 2 parts 1641 reads 0 comments total

Part 1: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

09-26-2016 08:08 PM by Wildwood | 0 comments »

I have been harvesting wood to turn since started turning. Over the years taught myself what works for me. Simply air dry the wood used for turning over so-called more expedient method found at woodturning online: http://www.woodturningonline.com/Turning/Turning_articles.php?catid=30 Other than microwave have not tried any of those methods described in articles at woodturning online. Have thought about building light bulb/fan kiln but never got around to it. Took a lot of technical...

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Part 2: What we learned

09-29-2016 08:11 PM by Wildwood | 0 comments »

After checking out the Wood Handbook hope everyone has a better basic understanding about trees and wood drying process. Whether wood is air or kiln dry to a certain moisture content doesn’t mean it will stay that way.Looking at a tree stump learned a tree starts with outer/inner bark, layer of cambium, sap wood heart wood and at the center of all that is the pith. Sap is mostly water. In compression/reaction and abnormal wood the pith will not alway be in the center of the log. Anyone t...

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