Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Saving green turning slabs - how?

Wayne Cease - Atlanta
>I cut a bunch of short sections from a large cherry tree that fell in my neighbor's yard last week. I'm want to get the main trunk sawn into lumber, but the top end is great for turning.

Now I need to cut some slabs from those short logs; I've read Bill Grumbines page on doing that, so I think I have a good handle on that. After that I'll need to save/preserve them for turning.

How do I keep these slab from splitting, checking, or otherwise not staying good for bowl turning? Latex paint on the ends? Anchorseal? Wax? If it's wax, is that melted parafin?

There's no way I can turn all of this stuff before it starts checking/splitting/whatever. So, saving it will be needed.

Thanks,

Wayne

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