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Drying twice turn bowls

by nixs
posted 07-15-2017 11:21 PM

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#1 posted 07-16-2017 02:23 AM

The go-to tends to be seal the outside with the idea that the inside drying quicker will cause compression on the outside and reduce the chance of cracking. Which never quite made sense to me if the inside drying quicker, shrinks, but nevermind seems to work.

This is a good read for drying if you’re interested. How long do you want to wait lol

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#2 posted 07-16-2017 04:00 PM

Her is another idea-

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#3 posted 07-16-2017 06:59 PM

Lots of ways to try to find what works best for you.
Covering them in shavings does keep air movement away from them as a temporary measure.
I usually anchorseal the outside on all. If really wet I make a sorta hourglass on the inside to cover end grain.
Usually the “waist” of the hourglass is down to nothing instead of as shown. Then into a closed paper grocery bag with no shavings.
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#4 posted 07-16-2017 07:21 PM

Not sure what relative humidity have in SW Louisiana or mold problem, where I live both a problem this time of year. So normally would not use shavings, unless dealing with really wet wood. Even then would not leave shavings in there for more than week or two before dumping shavings and let continue to air dry. My first choice would be brown paper bag for week or two then let air dry.

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#5 posted 07-17-2017 06:40 PM

I just finished 2 small bowls that were green when turned. I put them in a brown paper grocery bag and filled it with shavings. No anchorseal. Taped the bag shut and wrote the date and species .

They sat on a shelf in the basement about 2 and 1/2 years. They warped but didn’t crack. They were turned again and finished without a problem.

I made sure to leave marks to locate it between centers to dry turn. Big bowls could be totally different. I don’t do big bowls and I’m not in a hurry.

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