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May 15th, 2016 at 12:45pm
 
Going to start using turned lidded box blanks I roughed out 12-18 months ago, a mix of walnut, ash, Bradford pear, and holly.  Can't find it but saw a recent suggestion to begin work on roughed out box blanks, let them adjust, and then complete the turning.  Curious at what stage do you stop the 2nd turning and let them rest - after truing them round, or do you work towards final wall thickness before letting them adjust.

I have more flat work experience, and expect kiln dried boards to move slightly after initial flattening and straightening of rough sawn lumber, so I re-stack and sticker for a week.  But when flattened and straightened boards are made thinner, standard practice is to remove the same amount of wood from both sides.  When making turned lidded boxes, after truing round most of the excess wall thickness will be removed from the inside only
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Re: Twice Turned Lidded Boxes
Reply #1 - May 15th, 2016 at 2:25pm
 
Just last week I completed my first lidded box.  Rough turned the top and bottom, bagged and sealed for four months, and then finished the two...I 'hope' they're now stable.  I've done regular bowls this way for several years and not had any issues with wood movement after the final turning and hope it stays true for the lidded piece.  Good luck...
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Reply #2 - May 15th, 2016 at 3:55pm
 
Don Stephan wrote on May 15th, 2016 at 12:45pm:
Curious at what stage do you stop the 2nd turning

When the box is complete Smiley
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Reply #3 - May 15th, 2016 at 5:56pm
 
Good catch, Ron.  Have a beer on me.

Should have asked at what stage during 2nd turning you stop to let the pieces adjust, before completing the turnings?
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Reply #4 - May 15th, 2016 at 6:05pm
 
I finish turning on the second round  Smiley
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Reply #5 - May 16th, 2016 at 3:50pm
 
If I start with dry stock, then I rough turn, let sit a month or six, and then finish turn them. If I start with green stock, they sit a year or two till I remember and/or find them again... Turning any box over about 1 1/4 inch, with a friction fit lid, you will have movement. If they are straight grained, and the same wood, under that size, you may still feel tight/loose/tight/loose when spinning the lid around once, they still go oval. Going from Wetter Oregon to Arizona or Palm Springs, you get a lot of movement, unless you use stabilized/polymer impregnated woods.

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Reply #6 - May 16th, 2016 at 4:45pm
 
robo_hippy wrote on May 16th, 2016 at 3:50pm:
Turning any box over about 1 1/4 inch, with a friction fit lid, you will have movement.


True, but the box is a spindle with the end grain hollowed out you will find that the box has less movement then with wood orientated as a bowl with the side grain hollowed out.
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