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  • DaveVanEss
    Reply to Need advice...
    by DaveVanEss
    Wood cracks because the outside (and ends) dry faster, get smaller. The inside wood applies pressure and the wood splits. If you can slow down the drying process you can get the wood to have the same moisture content. When I dry wood I spray paint the ends and place in a plastic bag. I open it...
    06-30-2021, 11:44 PM
  • Linda In Phoenix
    Reply to Hard Woods for low $$$
    by Linda In Phoenix
    Pretty boards. Our Walmart didn't have any when I went. Thank you for sharing though.
    05-14-2021, 10:41 PM
  • KarlB
    Reply to Hard Woods for low $$$
    by KarlB
    Anyone buy the boards?...
    05-14-2021, 09:02 PM
  • KarlB
    Hard Woods for low $$$
    by KarlB
    With the price of wood going up there are other places to source wood for the scroll sawer.

    Today in Walmart I found Acacia cutting boards on clearance for $9.33.
    Size: 12"w x 18"l x 3/4" thick.





    They can be used for almost...
    05-09-2021, 02:23 PM
  • Jim McDonald
    Reply to Need advice...
    by Jim McDonald
    Thanks Carole!
    04-17-2021, 10:19 AM
  • handibunny
    Reply to Need advice...
    by handibunny
    Jim, if all else fails, try this link://birchbarkstore.com/collections/tree-slices-log-rounds-slabs-tree-stumps

    I've bought lovely aspen and Balm of Gilead rounds from this site to use for live edge bowls. The owner, Rene Guay (pronounced "Rainey") could probably fabricate something...
    04-16-2021, 03:38 PM
  • 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
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