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post #1 of 11 Old 06-12-2011, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Red heart blank roughed

A nice afternoon in the shop. I've never used this wood before, so far I like it, a lot! My daughter said it looked like "bloody noodles" coming off of it. :)

Now goes the waiting game for this one.
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Oh, yeah. That redheart can be gorgeous stuff once it's smoothed down and finished. That bowl will probably come out fantastic.

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Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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Looks great, nice piece of wood.
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Redheart is my favorite wood. Can't wait to see the finished project.
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Yeah, I was letting it breathe yesterday and forgot to bag it back up and now it has a crack starting to form. :( I hope it doesn't get any worse. It really is a nice chunk of wood.

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Hey Slick,
nice blank. Try some ca glue in the crack, may keep it from getting worse. Redheart is pretty nice to turn. It will try and turn brown eventually. Keep it out of the sunlight.
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Nice rough out. Have you anchorsealed the end grain? That will keep it from cracking alot. By the way, where can I find some of that wood? I've never seen any of that before. Nice wood.
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Nice rough out. Have you anchorsealed the end grain? That will keep it from cracking alot. By the way, where can I find some of that wood? I've never seen any of that before. Nice wood.
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I got that blank from woodcraft locally. I didn't know I was supposed to use anchor-seal or any other sealant after it was roughed.

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If your going to let it dry on its own you need to seal the endgrain. Then after about 5-6 months it will be dry and without cracks. Sealing the endgrain will prevent it from drying out too fast. If you have ever had a fresh cut log look at the part you cut. It looks good for a few hours but then it starts to crack because moisture will escape through there first. When you finish roughing out a bowl the same principal applies. After a while you will notice small cracks began to form and later they will get bigger. If it is a prize bowl I usually start at the rim and put anchorseal all the way around the rim and to about half way down the bowl inside and out. Let the anchorseal dry for a few hours and put it in a paper bag with shavings from the turning and staple the bag shut and date it,species,and put it on a shelf. Then go grab another chunk of wood and start all over. After a while you will have bags all over the shop.
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You need to watch the video "Turned Bowls made Easy" By: Bill Grumbine. He explains it all from cutting the log to turning the bowl to drying and then re-turning and finishing. Excellent video.
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