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    DNA experiment

    Ok on 2/25 I put these guys to soak. I let them soak until today. So they soaked for 16 days.
    I took them out this morning and let them flash off. This afternoon I wrapped them and weighted them.
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    Sounds like a plan Chuck. I had some bowls soaking that I had forgotten for about 12 days. No harm done and they dried pretty well. I kept a running weight log on them. Yours will probably take slightly longer to dry but my bowls stopped losing weight after 15 days. I left them for a extra week for good measure and they came out fine.
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    I don't like that you have them wrapped up so tight.
    I'd suggest dipping each end (about 1") in Anchorseal, and then leaving the sides open to breathe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Nerlau View Post
    I don't like that you have them wrapped up so tight.
    I'd suggest dipping each end (about 1") in Anchorseal, and then leaving the sides open to breathe.
    I generally wrap my bowls in a paper bag, sometimes with sawdust inside.. I use the freezer bags that Wal-Mart has at the end of their freezers... they're heavy enough to be re-usable and also will allow the pieces to breath a little. Haven't used the DNA method much lately... most of my wood has been sitting long enough to be pretty dry...
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    Today was weigh in day
    The first one that weighed 54.7 oz now is at 43.2 oz. It lost 11.5 oz
    The second one that was at 40.8 oz now is at 29.8 oz. It lost 11 oz
    the last one that was at 45.7 oz now is at 34.4 oz. It lost 11.3 oz
    So they are drying pretty much at the same rate all losing right around 11 oz
    Last edited by Chuck Thoits; 03-22-2011 at 11:14 PM.
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    Today was weigh in day
    The first one that weighed 54.7 oz now is at 43.2 oz.
    The second one that was at 40.8 oz now is at 29.8 oz.
    the last one that was at 45.7 oz now is at 34.4 oz.
    I missed a weigh in update on 4/1.
    So the one that weighed 43.2oz weighed 41.1 on 4/1 now it weighs 40.4 oz
    The one that weighed 29.8 oz weighed 27.5 on 4/1 now it weighs 27 oz
    And the one that weighed 34.4 weighed 32 on 4/1 now it weighs 31.2 oz
    I think these are dried out so I'm going to open them up and finish them.
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    Here they are. i think if I was to do this again I would take Sue's advice and at least seal all the end grain.
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    Last edited by Chuck Thoits; 04-08-2011 at 09:57 PM.
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    Yep...the DNA speeds up the drying, but the rules about not letting the end grain dry faster than the rest of the wood are still in
    play.
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    DNA experiment

    Yup,looks like you got it goin,but like said,you definately wanna seal the ends up.
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    Good experiance Chuck. Sorry it had to come at the expense of some mallets...but now we know
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