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I noticed today that the BOC bowls I rough turned seem to be drying much faster than usual. I know the air is dry even tho it has rained a lot. Earlier this week the RH in the shop was 35. Just wonder if anyone else had noticed this in colder weather?

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A couple of weeks ago I turned a holly bowl from a fairly fresh cut log. It seemed dry almost as soon as I took it off of the lathe. The wall thickness was about 1/8 to 3/16 of an inch. In the summer, I keep a dehumidifier running in the shop but this time of the year it's turned off. I don't have a humidity meter but I'm pretty sure the RH is low because II got a couple of shocks of static off of the shop vac hose.

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I haven't really paid any attention to that as usually just forget about a roughed bowl for a year or sometimes more. It stands to reason they would dry faster this time of year, especially in a heated space.

 

Steve

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Has anyone had any luck using a microwave oven to speed up drying? 

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11 hours ago, PostalTom said:

Has anyone had any luck using a microwave oven to speed up drying? 

I tried it, but the wife caught me :rolleyes:

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