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Wildwood

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#1 posted 08-04-2017 10:39 AM

Dilemma of bark on or off, lot of factors to consider. General idea turning away the bark will cut down chance of bugs and larva thriving in your blanks and or reduce chances of mold growth.

Vicki, someone living in arid part of the country using saran wrap or plastic bags temporally might work for him or her. If they want to allow that blank to reach EMC will have to remove that wrapping or bag at some point.

Drying wood is essentially a water removal process think evaporation. Wood logs dry from the outside in end sealing will slow down the process some what but won’t stop wood from drying whether bark on or off. End sealing alone not always fullproof!

Myself and other turnes have left the bark on and ended up turning away bug larva because left the bark on longer than should have. Think have pencil holder on my project page with bug tracks didn’t completely turn away.

That burl pictures postied few days back had crawling ant infestation on one half those little black dots in picture are live ants. Will see some ant holes in final product when post that. Used bug spray to kill those ants, and will rinse water before turning.

Every turner has to come up with how they process logs to turning blanks based upon where they live, species and characteristics of those logs with understanding nothing is fullproof!

-- Bill


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