Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Sealing blanks for AZ

Gary Evans Tallassee, TN
>Hi all,

I'm getting my stock ready to go to the Desert Woodturning Symposium in a couple of weeks and I'm curious if I should go to extra lengths to seal my blanks. I will probably use AnchorSeal, though I don't like the way it obscures the grain of the wood. I have used shellac at a couple of shows and like the way it looks, but it doesn't give much protection in an airconditioned space, so I don't think it's an option for the low humidity of the desert.

Years ago, I talked to the LumberLady out in Yuma about selling her some wood and she insisted that it be coated in yellow glue.

Since some of my wood is still pretty green, should I go for the extra protection of glue and not worry so much about the appearance? Mainly I want to make sure that the customer is not disappointed with the wood they buy. Any input from the desert rats would be appreciated. 8^]

Ellis, if this is too close to the commercial post restrictions, please feel free to pull it.

Thanks,
Gary

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