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Drying time/Drying Method

So far, all of my turnings have been from kiln dried, low moisture percentage wood. In a few days I'll have some wet freshly cut flame box elder pepper mill blanks and I am looking to find out my best course of action to prevent them from checking as they dry.

What techniques do you guys use when drying your blanks? I don't have access to a kiln at my dorm ( I wish ) so air drying is probably my only option. Thanks!
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So far, all of my turnings have been from kiln dried, low moisture percentage wood. In a few days I'll have some wet freshly cut flame box elder pepper mill blanks and I am looking to find out my best course of action to prevent them from checking as they dry.

What techniques do you guys use when drying your blanks? I don't have access to a kiln at my dorm ( I wish ) so air drying is probably my only option. Thanks!

Me I turned some Flame Box Elder bowl I ruff it and got out a brown paper bag I take the chips an curls and put them in the bag put your ruff in it and cover it with more shavings tape the bag closed and let it dry naturly an hopefully evenly

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If it's going to be Pepper mill cut them a little over size and several inches longer than you need. Seal the ends with wax or something about as thick. Then let them dry for about 6 months or until they stop losing weight. Then they will be dry enough to turn.
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