Turning Archive 2006
George Fitzpatrick - Springfield MA
>I got tired of trying to work with the most common woods I can find around here...maple and oak, mostly oak. So, I went on Ebay and bought some turning blanks of various species, walnut, cherry, elm, cedar and (?) canarywood...these blanks are mostly 6x3, 5x3 or 4x3 rounds. They were listed as green and sealed. So I get the first couple packages and they are exactly as advertised. I have begun to turn the rounds into bowl blanks. I am turning them down to about 5/16" thickness and then putting them into grocery bags filled with the chips from that particular blank. Close them up, date them, and put em on a shelf in my basement for drying. I plan to go back in two or three weeks to start checking them out for dryness and readiness for final turning.
Am I doing this correctly?