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Drying in microwave

My experience with a microwave has been good, "nuking" them no more than twice per day. Nuke 'em, let 'em rest and settle down, then nuke them again. Pat P. in
Pat Peckham
Mar 24
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108937

Re: Attic?

re. moisture meter... I've not had the best experience with that. Most of the assumptions that go into the model that does the calculation are not appropriate
Rich Kleinhenz
Mar 23
#108937
 
108936

Re: Attic?

Thank you everyone for the information.....Y'all are great!! Russell
conkerin
Mar 23
#108936
 
108935

Re: Attic?

I picked up my moisture meter on sale for about $20 at Rockler. The accuracy is probably only within 1-2%, but that is good enough for me. It's a pin meter, so
Steve Bigelow
Mar 23
#108935
 
108934

Re: Attic?

I use a digital postal scale and a microwave. I use the defrost setting for 2 min. and then weigh the blanks. Takes about three trips through the micro to get
Patrick Driscoll
Mar 23
#108934
 
108933

Re: Attic?

Good point regarding the scale vs. spending a big chunk of change on a moisture meter. A digital postal scale will tell you when a small batch of blanks has
Pat Peckham
Mar 23
#108933
 
108932

Re: Attic?

I think your blanks will likely crack in the attic. The key to drying is slow speed. If you dry too fast, the outside will dry first, but the moisture inside
Rich Kleinhenz
Mar 22
#108932
 
108931

Re: Attic?

Again, as others have said, welcome to the group. I have a small microwave just dedicated to my wood turning items. You can always put it in your microwave for
Ina Z Cabanas
Mar 22
#108931
 
108930

Re: Attic?

Thank you! I had not considered warping factor.....So I imagine I will be getting a moisture meter :) Russell
conkerin
Mar 22
#108930
 
108929

Re: Attic?

Welcome to the group! If your attic gets too hot your blanks will warp, especially if they are very green. Normally wood is stacked and stickered outside (with
Steve Bigelow
Mar 22
#108929
 
108928

Attic?

I am a relatively new pen turner, and have a question for the group. I live in Florida and was wondering if it was beneficial to put new blanks in attic to
conkerin
Mar 22
#108928
 
108927

Re: Test Please disregard

Well there are a couple or three pen turning groups there I look at and post to but always liked it here also.. Glad its still here Larry On 03/17/2015 03:49
Larry Pierce
Mar 17
#108927
 
108926

Re: Test Please disregard

This comment doesn't get you banned, it just gets a sad smile. On 3/17/2015 6:00 PM, Garry Foster garry.foster1@... [penturners] ... -- Best regards,
Rich Kleinhenz
Mar 17
#108926
 
108925

Re: Test Please disregard

At the risk of being banned it is what happens when a list is overmoderated. Seen it way too often. On Mar 17, 2015 3:55 PM, "'Dennis Ewing, Sr'
Garry Foster
Mar 17
#108925
 
108924

Re: Test Please disregard

I think everyone moved to Facebook Dennis Ewing On 3/17/2015 9:25 AM, Larry Pierce lpierce47@... [penturners]
Dennis Ewing, Sr
Mar 17
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