Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jacksonville, NC
JMHO, building a kiln to dry spindle, bowl, and hollow form blanks, not worth the time and money for average woodturner. Not to mention becoming a master at kiln drying wood harder than it looks. There are many reasons why folks selling you waxed blanks do not run that wood trough a kiln.
Wood turners have been using simple homemade kilns to speed up drying roughed out bowls and hollow forms for years. Wood turners have been getting by with simply a box with shelves, light bulb for heat, vents holes, and a fan to dry rough outs and small boards. Modified kitchen appliances, to plywood/chip board boxes with doors, holes for wiring and vents seem to work well. Have read novel ideas for drying pen blanks which involve storing in attic, car trunk, closed ice cooler with computer fan just a few.
Hope no one takes offense to my post, looked up "dehumification kiln," too much information for this old man!