Turning

Subject:
Boiling
Response To:
Re: 1st twice turned bowl ()

John K Jordan
Boil outside with a propane turkey fryer if the roughed bowl will fit. Be careful not to boil a bowl that just barely fits - some have had exploding boiling water when the piece fit too snugly and pressure built up below.

If you don't like the color of the water you can change it and continue boiling.

The late Jim King, wood dealer from Iquitos, Peru, said they boiled in 55 gallon drums over a wood fire.

For anyone skeptical or unfamiliar with boiling for stability, Stephen Russel's article is worth reading. His web site is no longer available but you can find this and other useful articles on this page on the Wayback Machine:

https://web.archive.org/web/20171003014045/http://www.woodturningvideosplus.com:80/woodturning-education-articles.html

JKJ

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