1374 Maple Burl (11)

Profile view. Original block of wood was KD, 10% MC, and required no seasoning......however, I did rough it out, applied no wax, and administered monthly weights.....just to see if it would lose more weight. Yes, it did! It lost a total of 20 grams over a period of 3 1/2 months. Interestingly enough, it lost those 20 grams in the first two weeks after it was roughed, and lost no more weight over the next three months. Multiple grooves centered within a raised platform is one of the "signature" styles I've been perfecting over the last couple years. Enjoy your turning everyone! -----odie-----

1374 Maple Burl (11)
odie, Sep 10, 2017
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    • Lamar Wright
      Beautiful Maple bowl Odie. Really like the color, fit and form of the bowl. I bought a digital scale the other day so that I can measure the MC monthly as you do. I have a good supply of green maple and hackberry. Love how you decorated the rim of the bowl. Just outstanding!
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    • odie
      @Lamar Wright

      Howdy Lamar.......and thanks for the comment. :)

      You might want to consider also getting a moisture meter. The meter, plus the scale gives you a very good perspective on the drying process. The seasoning process could be done with a scale alone, but knowing the starting MC gives a conceptual idea of what to expect.

      Happy turning, Lamar.....:D

    • Lamar Wright
      @odie Hi Odie, funny you mentioned a moisture meter, I was thinking about one this morning when I saw your beautiful Maple bowl. I found a Stihl MM for $32 at Amazon. Think I'll get that one. Happy turning Odie!
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