Skills-Wood Specifics

Cutting Wood to Achieve Different Grain Patterns

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

Remounting a rough/thick turned bowl after long duration drying: Video with Glenn Lucas

Many rough turn and leave thick their wet turned bowls, put them away in shavings, paper bags, coated with wax, paint, etc.  Then, after months of slow and “controlled” drying, they go to remount their rough turnings, only to find out that their spigots, tenons or mortises are now oval and unable to be easily remounted.  Glenn Lucas reviews his technique to do this in a very well made YouTube video session.  See:  httpss://

Using PEG (polyethylene glycol) to stabilize wet turnings from cracking on drying

There are many techniques for drying wet wood during/after turning.  Some work, some don’t.  Some work for some species, some work best for others.  What do you do when you have the “piece of the century” turning that you want to prevent from cracking when drying.  The use of PEG is safe and well established, takes no real effort of much attention whatsoever, just time, and is pretty much foolproof (and full proof too !).  10 pound containers are available from Rocker though INW is researching other sources for bulk purchase.

Here is a great review of the use of PEG in treating wet wood turnings.

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