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First Pieces From the Kiln (Read 593 times)
 
Tommy Ellis
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First Pieces From the Kiln
Oct 21st, 2012 at 3:33pm
 
I took a few pieces from the kiln and got them milled. Had no intention of turning but decided to give it a try. I turned a set of duck and goose calls from the spalted elm, a predator call from the elm with great color and banding and a barrel for a future call out of the box elder. I realized the elder is spalted, too, so that is a bonus since it doesn't have a lot of red in it.

Anyway, here are a couple of pics I took to let you see what I have.

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Re: First Pieces From the Kiln
Reply #1 - Oct 21st, 2012 at 6:28pm
 
Wonderful job on these. Did you measure the moisture content, not that I do (don't have a meter) just wondering. Looks like the kiln worked well for you. One question did you have any splitting in the kiln?
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Re: First Pieces From the Kiln
Reply #2 - Oct 22nd, 2012 at 5:28am
 
Breck Whitworth wrote on Oct 21st, 2012 at 6:28pm:
Wonderful job on these. Did you measure the moisture content, not that I do (don't have a meter) just wondering. Looks like the kiln worked well for you. One question did you have any splitting in the kiln?


Thanks they turned out pretty nice. No meter so no way to check the levels. If there was splitting it was minor. I sealed the ends before I put it in plus I busted the wood into chunks to help keep it from checking.
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Re: First Pieces From the Kiln
Reply #3 - Oct 22nd, 2012 at 9:20am
 
Great looking pieces. Looks like the kiln worked nicely.
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