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#1 posted 10-07-2014 09:34 PM

Normally would link an article over at woodturning online but they are no longer there. So here are couple articles:

http://www.woodturningvideosplus.com/boiling-protocol.html

http://www.woodturningvideosplus.com/boiling-green-wood.html

I liked these articles until he got down to wanting to use Pentacryl. Not sure he ever got round to using the stuff.

There are no real guidelines written in stone to follow so lot of trial & error until gain experience. Even Steven admits no rules of thumb to follow.

Whether boil or soak wood in alcohol there is a learning curve and extra expense for supplies and equipment. Although boiling not to the same degree as soaking blanks in alcohol. Water in wood dilutes your alcohol over time. Just throw the water when done!

JMHO, best op for drying bowl blanks is a simple box kiln with light bulb and fan to keep air moving. This method also has a learning curve but once set up go too go! many turners have their llights & fan on a timer so cycles on and off autmatically. No, do not have one procrastination and space the only reason.

-- Bill


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