Trying to keep up

Beer fridge? Nope. I can vary the bulbs to adjust the temp.

Recently I came upon a new wood supplier – or rather he came upon me. The burls that were the subject of a recent post are an example. I have at my disposal an endless supply of figured maple of the highest quality for about a third of what I usually have to pay. The only hitch is that it is all green. To that end I recently converted a fridge to dry bowl blanks and although it works fairly well, three months to dry is now too long. Between this incredible opportunity for beautiful wood and the increased volume of work that I am having to put out, it would seem that  I am going to have to find another means.

Considering that, I picked up a dehumidifier the other day and made plans to build a dry kiln using it as the drying mechanism. I should be able to build the kiln and have it in operation in a few days. Hopefully I will be putting wood through at a rate that I can have what I need when I need it..

As always, any comments or criticism are welcome.

About Ed Pretty

I am a professional woodturner, specializing in gallery work, commercial work, teaching and demonstrating. I have been turning since 1958, so... a long time. I use this site to present my work to the public at large and to let people know that I am available for teaching private lessons in woodturning. Wood turning is one of my passions (the other is motorcycle touring). It is my desire to pass on everything that I have learned over the years to others so that the craft of woodturning will grow.
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