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Norfolk Island Pine ?

Sorry to ask this question again,but I have two pieces of this stuff (wish I didn't)and they are very very dry.Do I soak them in water for a few hours or,oil.I thought I read on here some time back about soaking in oil.Thanks for any help;Mack
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Sorry to ask this question again,but I have two pieces of this stuff (wish I didn't)and they are very very dry.Do I soak them in water for a few hours or,oil.I thought I read on here some time back about soaking in oil.Thanks for any help;Mack
You have two pieces of wood you do not want.

On top of that you think you should soak them in either water or oil.

What is your intended use of this wood?

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Mack, if you google Norfolk Island pine, there is a site out there (can't remember the site or I'd link it for you),that lists all sorts of info on this great wood and has many tips for how to successfully turn it.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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You have two pieces of wood you do not want.

On top of that you think you should soak them in either water or oil.

What is your intended use of this wood?

George
I bought three pieces,and have already turned one into a bowl.The first one was so dry,and hard to turn,I wanted to find out if there is a better way.sorry to ask such a dumb question on a wood turning board.Does that help you??Mack

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