Drying Out Wood #2

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Blog entry by Lou posted 04-08-2007 07:34 AM 1859 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

so i decided that im going to use the glycerin method on the four pieces of branch that i will be using for the table im making, and im going to use some extra pieces of branch to try some other methods that i was advised to try and see what exactly works the best for my future drying of wood, like melting wax on the ends (Dennis Mitchell), and soaking it in soapy water (BassBully). but today i went to the nearest albertsons, and i got some “Glycerin & Rosewater”, the rosewater part is the added perfume, so im hoping that the film that Thomas Porter mentioned wont cover the wood, but anyways, i got home with my 8 oz bottle of glycerin, and realized that i dont know how much glycerin i should use with how much water… i was going to just get a bucket filled with water, and put the whole 8 oz glycerin bottle in there, but decided to ask you guys how much glycerin, and how much water? does it even matter? do i have enough glycerin? im probably over reacting about all this, i just didn’t want to screw anything up… im a first timer… thanks guys!

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#1 posted 04-08-2007 10:29 AM

Sorry not to give you this in advance but if you ask a pharmacist at most places they have a straight Glycerin solution. I have not done this before so the rest of the advice has to come from someone else…


-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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