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Re: Drying Wood
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Re: Drying Wood ()

Jerry Maske
I live along the coast of Maine and have fairly high, stable humidity. Been cutting and turning green Maple for a long time and never had a problem until this one. Usually I rough turn them and set them aside for several months in a room where the temperature and humidity are pretty consistent. Did that with these two and got a batch of cracks.

However, the wet paper towel trick seems to have worked. Yes, I understand that the wood swells and the cracks may still be there but are so small I can't see them. If they are, they'll get filled with finish and covered nicely. My guess is I've had them before and never saw them. If it worked before, it'll work again.

Thanks for the advice, folks.


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