Turning

Subject:
Re: Turning chisel handles
Response To:
Turning chisel handles ()

Don Stephan
Materials I've read suggests air dried wood will drop to 10-12%, and wood in heated/air conditioned space will drop to 7-8%. Wood Database online says tangential shrinkage 7.2%, radial 4.6% or a ratio of 1.57. So it likely will become slightly oval as it dries. My biggest concern is if fitted tight in a ferule now it will fall out when dry, or if drilled and driven on a shank now it may split as it tries to shrink.

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