Turning Archive

Re: I'm working at carving a Silver Maple bowl,

robo hippy
Maple is generally pretty stable and easier to dry than some woods. I have found that when I turn maple (thin to final thickness), if I plastic wrap the rim, it tends to get spotty under the plastic, which isn't an issue for most woods. My guess is the sugar content, which is higher in the maple trees. You can try the paper bag around the bowl, and then that bag inside a plastic bag method. Change out the paper bag every day. You don't want to try storing it in damp shavings. Some times the spots can be turned out, as long as you catch them before they get too deep. I know lemon works for metal stains, but not sure how it works on mold. I would expect that it would kill it though...

robo hippy

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