Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Sometimes use shaving in paper grocery bag sometimes do not after roughing. When use shavings line bottom, sides of bag and top of roughed bowl. Only use shavings for very wet bowls, try to dump shavings after a week or two to prevent mold and staining. If wood has been sitting in my woodshed for couple of months just use bags for week or two, then set aside to finish drying.
If wood cut down for several months before get it, usually just end seal after splitting, store until ready to rough out. Normally do not use paper bags for those blanks. Might be several months tree cut down, my processing & storing until get around to rough turning. I never seal roughed bowls, not worried splitting after roughing.
I do vary the plan somewhat based upon amount of wood to process, time of the year, and weather. Grain orientation and species of wood cause me to vary my plans too.
If were buying bowl blanks not sure if would store rough outs in paper bag or not.