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  • Rolf
    Reply to Need advice...
    by Rolf
    There are all sorts of tricks the turners use. Mostly we cut out the center of the log. But people slice then soak in alcohol to absorb the moisture, Seal the ends of the log and put aside for an extended period of time, do an on line search. Or find a dead branch that has dried slowly ,naturally....
    04-08-2021, 07:51 AM
  • NC Scroller
    Reply to Need advice...
    by NC Scroller
    Not sure if this will help in your case but there is an old turners trick for turning green wood. They rough turn their project and then put the project in a brown paper bag filled with the wood chips/shavings that they just removed during the turning process. The nag is then put in a cool dry place....
    04-08-2021, 06:22 AM
  • Jim McDonald
    Reply to Need advice...
    by Jim McDonald
    These are fresh trunk slices if that helps.
    04-07-2021, 06:53 PM
  • markdavd
    Reply to Need advice...
    by markdavd
    If it's from a branch it will probably keep cracking. A branch grows with a different kind of stress stress on the top vs the bottom. This causes the wood to crack as it dries.
    04-07-2021, 04:15 PM
  • Quartz43
    Reply to Need advice...
    by Quartz43
    You can try but I think it will crack. Round tree section tend to crack along a radius....
    04-07-2021, 03:41 PM
  • Jim McDonald
    Need advice...
    by Jim McDonald
    My so is getting married this fall and they want a ring box similar to the photo. Making the box is no real problem, but getting the wood ready is. I have a chunk cut from her grandfather's property, but in three days it is beginning to check.
    Can I dry these chunks in a low oven without it further...
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    04-07-2021, 01:59 PM
  • will8989
    Reply to Wood prices rising
    by will8989
    At Lowe’s last week I checked poplar prices. Started at $6.50 a foot for 8” wide and went up from there. I’m fortunate that I get all my poplar from the sawmill Bruce volunteers at. Tree cutters are always leaving poplar and cherry trees. Plus supply prices are going up.
    03-25-2021, 10:38 PM
  • Bill Wilson
    Reply to Wood prices rising
    by Bill Wilson
    I try to remain optimistic throughout all of this, just to preserve my sanity, but I fear we haven't seen the worst of things yet, as far as price increases and shortages of many common commodities. Through most of last year, supply chains were full of inventory of many common components and materials,...
    03-25-2021, 01:26 PM
  • NC Scroller
    Reply to Wood prices rising
    by NC Scroller
    Try pricing or even finding pressure treated lumber. Most of that in the Eastern part of the US has doubled....
    03-24-2021, 03:20 PM
  • Linda In Phoenix
    Reply to Wood prices rising
    by Linda In Phoenix
    Supply and demand and rising minimum wages. Price fluctuations we don't like to have to anticipate. Argh. On the plus side, our Woodworkers Source finally got in some pretty white Basswood. I've been wanting some for a couple of months and they've been out. 95% of my wood I want to see in person...
    03-24-2021, 02:03 PM
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