RE: [penturners] What to do... What to do...?
Microwave ovens have different power in the magnetron output. The 'cook time' for the oven will be different depending on the capacity and settings for the magnetron. Your 25 seconds might not be enough or too little for my oven.
Best to try lower power settings and time in experimental mode until you understand the power of your microwave.
Always have a fire extinguisher on hand.
One good turn deserves another.
when i dry blanks in the microwave, i put them for only 25 seconds and cool them for an hour. 25 seconds gets the wood real hot. i keep doing this until i can feel that the wood is dry. i would think 25 seconds would fry anything in the wood. if not they probably will be crawling around inside the microwave.
-- On Wed, 4/10/13, Weiberg Ted <tedjeep93@...> wrote:
There is a business called Unique Mesquite who has built a container to fog his raw mesquite to the critters that live in that wood. Knarley little buggars. Look him up on the web and I am sure he will tell you what he uses. I cannot remember if he got liscenced to use the chemicals or not. You might call the terminex man also. They have all sorts of chemicals they use.
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Subject: RE: [penturners] What to do... What to do...?
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I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, then to live my life as if there is no God and die to find out there is.
Practice random kindness and commit senseless acts of beauty.
I am making pen holders/displays using old barn wood, fence wood and a variety of "reclaimed" farm type wood.
Some of this wood is gorgeous once I get past the dirt and grime and age old wear and tear.
I am running into a little critter in some of the boards... a pesky little worm like creature with long tunnels filled in as he moves about thru the wood. Most of the tunnels are filled in behind him with his "end" product.
I have filled in a few holes left empty... but I do not want to do this because then I have to stain and finish the piece rather than only plane/sand to find the beauty and then seal it. I feel if I start to use filler and stain... it changes the look and feel of the piece.
I would rather leave the holes as they are found, along with the other normal wear and tear marks... but I need to assure the customer there are no "LIVE" critters left inside.
Have any of you run into this? How do I make sure the critters are no longer alive to come out on a customers desk?
I have heard that some folks who work with reclaimed wood use a kiln to ensure there are no live critters inside... (I don't have a kiln)