Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Poll: Most difficult wood to dry...

Dave Winters
>What's the most contrary wood you have tried to dry, and why? I have heard bad things about eucalyptus and fruit woods. I'm tearing my hair out with some Pimento wood. Got me to thinking about it. What makes some woods easier to dry than others? Tangetial shrinking? Cell wall thickness?
I have tried DNA, boiling, anchorseal, plastic bag, paper bag; no success with any of these.Have not tried microwave.
My next attempt will be to turn thin, green, and just let it go off. Sometimes you have to let the wood win!

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