Okay, didn’t see a huge moisture change but really didn’t expect to. This piece is large. Now the second one has a 48 hour soak, going to strap it, dry overnight and see what happens. The other thing I’ve been thinking on is “boiling” them. When steam bending wood, especially green, I boil it, then steam it. It bends great, but it also dries really fast (24 to 36 hours). I think it cooks the cells and allows the moisture to escape easier, anyway, it works…..stay tuned.
Okay, the step back. Did not get the faces done, had people in and out and Sherri had a horrible “computer” day. I also experimented with some Aspen and the walnut coloring. It worked great. Had to do a pre-stain wash coat to prevent blotching, did my 50/50 water base finish then my dye, then the stain, dead on. I love finding new ways to do things.
I did get the frames ready to go on, also had to start getting dye and color on two tables, a bed and that “messed up” chest. Need to get them gone as well as this step back so I can get the kitchen done.
This blog has turned into one of those “insight” into the real world ones. There is simply not enough hours in a too much to do day thing. But hey, the computers are working, problem is ours don’t cut wood so gotta run.
“If the world bites you in the butt, bite it back.”
Catch ya Later!