February 25, 2012


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — peteblair @ 8:45 am

Hi all. Any Wood turners out there?

I am trying with only partial success to dry rough turned green bowls, platters etc with steam.

Until recently I thought I was on the right page but I am now turning some green Cherry and it seems that everything I steam cracks. It appears that I am drying them rather than steaming them.

Has anyone tried this method with success?

Here are a few shots of my system. I am using a wall paper steamer to inject steam in to a pretty rough cedar box.


February 12, 2012


Filed under: Uncategorized — peteblair @ 2:58 pm

Does anyone know it Desert Ironwood pieces would be worth anything. I have about 40 lb that was given to me about 20 years ago and I really don’t like working with it so I was about to give it away but wondered if it has any real value.

Here are a few photos of what I have.

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