Turning

Subject:
Re: Turning blanks for boxes
Response To:
Turning blanks for boxes ()

Reed Gray
Box blanks need to be rough turned, then dried, then turned again. Air drying lumber over 8/4 or 2 inches thick is difficult even for furniture pieces. 1 year per inch, then 6 months or more in a warmed shop. Even when I turn boxes from 'dry' stock, I still rough turn them because they 'adjust' when you remove mass. Over 2 inch diameter, and it is considerably damper on the inside than on the outside. Tape the top and bottom together so you don't mix them up. I think Richard Raffen has a video about doing it this way.

robo hippy

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