Pentacryl - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 04-06-2010, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: MA
Posts: 38
View hdschoedel's Photo Album My Photos

I'm new to this and have been drying my blanks using the bag and woodchip method. SO far it's worked but the drying time is sloooow. I recently bought some pentacryl conditioner but am not sure if it works as a wood sealer or not. Is it a replacement for the bag and chip method? Also, If I were to use greenseal could I then just let the blanks dry in the air (Basement)? Any help would be much appreciated from this noob:P
hdschoedel is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 04-07-2010, 08:56 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Posts: 3,257
View john lucas's Photo Album My Photos
Pentacryl supposedly has problems with finishing. Apparently a lot of finishes won't work with it. I've never used it so I can't say. I do know that almost no turners use it so there must be a reason.
Look up alcohol drying. A lot of turners are going to that. I don't use that either. I simply try to turn enough bowls that there are always dry ones ready to be returned. When I rough out a bowl I put it on the shelf and grab a dry one and finish that one.
john lucas is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 04-08-2010, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: MA
Posts: 38
View hdschoedel's Photo Album My Photos

I was under the impression that Pentacryl made turning easier (Less tear-out). I'll try it on a few pieces and see what happens. For the most part though I'll just try to keep a steady supply of blanks drying for further use. I think I will break down and get some Anchorseal just to play it safe. I need it to treat my logs anyway.
hdschoedel is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome