Hand Tools

Subject:
Turning green
Response To:
Re: wood drying/checking ()

Warren in Lancaster, PA
Turning a green blank for a chair leg (a cylinder) is helpful; it reduces the bulk of the billet and hastens drying. In historical times roughing out a wet blank was faster than roughing a dry blank. However turning a Windsor chair leg green exposes end grain in many places and makes these areas vulnerable to more rapid drying and end checking.

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