Turning Archive 2004

Smithahol Plus

Darryl Hansen
>I do not have a scale to determine when the alcohol dunked bowls are dry. Instead I use the drying crystals that you can find in a craft store for drying flowers. (they can be found at half the price elsewhere). After about a week when the paper bag I have the bowl in is feeling dry I put the bowl in a clear trash bag (so I can see the if the color changes)and fill it an inch or so with the crystals. Serves two purposes. Helps to finish the drying if needed and if the crystals stay blue overnight I know the excess moisture is gone. By the way the crystals are rejunvinated by heating in the oven...

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