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Lissa Hall

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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from Cal in Wood Sizes   
    So basically starts out as 2x4?? But shrinks?? Probably didn't understand correctly my mind has been kinda messed lately
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from Cal in Wood Sizes   
    So saw a post on how wood sizes have changed over years. Was this strictly about money on. Companies  behalf or was there more to it. Example why a 2x4 is not a 2x4.
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    Lissa Hall reacted to Fred W. Hargis Jr in Wood Sizes   
    It does shrink when it's dried, but the bigger issue is that the rough cut is 2x4, then the drying and milling (planing and jointing to get everything uniform) takes to the size we have now.
     
    I thought the reason it wasn't 3/4" anymore was that they started cutting the face veneers so thin (to gte more veneer out of the log) it reduced the thickness of the ply. But I do buy cabinet grade plywood from Columbia Forest Products that's 48.5x 96.5 allowing you trim the edges slightly.
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    Lissa Hall reacted to PostalTom in Wood Sizes   
    Plywood is a completely different issue.  Being dimensionally stable, there is no need to make a 3/4" thick sheet of plywood 23/32" instead of 24/32".  At least none that I have heard.  4 x 8 is usually 4 x 8, except for, I believe, MDF, which in my experience is actually 49" by 97".  The reason I have read for that is that MDF chips and dings easily on the edges, so the  extra inch in both dimensions give some room to trim to a clean edge.  I think the thinner plywood is actually a plot by the router bit manufacturers to be able to sell router bits matching the thinner sheets.  What does everyone else think?
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    Lissa Hall reacted to Gunny in Wood Sizes   
    Yes. They put it in a kiln to dry the wood. When it is done currently you get a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch size.
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Wood Sizes   
    So basically starts out as 2x4?? But shrinks?? Probably didn't understand correctly my mind has been kinda messed lately
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Wood Sizes   
    So saw a post on how wood sizes have changed over years. Was this strictly about money on. Companies  behalf or was there more to it. Example why a 2x4 is not a 2x4.
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from lew in Wood Sizes   
    So basically starts out as 2x4?? But shrinks?? Probably didn't understand correctly my mind has been kinda messed lately
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from lew in Wood Sizes   
    So saw a post on how wood sizes have changed over years. Was this strictly about money on. Companies  behalf or was there more to it. Example why a 2x4 is not a 2x4.
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from Gunny in Wood Sizes   
    So saw a post on how wood sizes have changed over years. Was this strictly about money on. Companies  behalf or was there more to it. Example why a 2x4 is not a 2x4.
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from Cal in my first turned bowl   
    I would say medium  it was cut about month and prior maybe.
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from FlGatorwood in my first turned bowl   
    I would say medium  it was cut about month and prior maybe.
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from p_toad in my first turned bowl   
    This is my first turned bowl made from a cedar we had to cut down. i think it turned out pretty well, but always open to advice and tips.

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    Lissa Hall reacted to lew in Cedar bowl   
    Just guessing here but, probably there was still a fair amount of moisture in the wood. As it finished drying, the stresses changed and resulted in the cracking.
     
    I used to follow a turner who went by the handle of "Trifern". He said that if you turn wet wood really thin, it will have less of a chance of cracking.
     
    Here's one of his pieces- 

     
     
    Here's an idea to accent the crack-

     

     
     
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    Lissa Hall reacted to Gerald in Cedar bowl   
    As Lew said to do a one turn you need dry wood or turn very thin. Even then if turned from wet woo it will warp and may still crack. To reduce this happening we do twice turning.
          First turn is the shape but with thickness of 1/10 of the diameter of the piece, I usually leave 3/4 to 1 inch but if it is less than 5 inches may go to 1/2. Then the blank has to dry. There are a number of ways to do this .Bowl Drying methods
          Second turn is after the wood is dry then we do the final turn. Note that drying might take 2 to 4 months in my shop and will vary on where you are to maybe 10 months.
     
         Now one more thing is wood choice. Oak and Cedar are bad to crack in this process but any wood can do that. Stress in the wood which is released during turning causes pieces to move even while still on the lathe and sometimes this movement causes cracks.
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from p_toad in Cedar bowl   
    So that pretty cedar bowl I turned, my first one, got a healthy crack in it after I applied many coats of beeswax to it.. IT has been a number or of weeks since it was made. Can You all explain to me why this would happen so I can prevent it in the future? What did I do wrong? I do plan on just adding some epoxy or resin to seal it up but i am a bit sad that it happened.
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from Gunny in Cedar bowl   
    So that pretty cedar bowl I turned, my first one, got a healthy crack in it after I applied many coats of beeswax to it.. IT has been a number or of weeks since it was made. Can You all explain to me why this would happen so I can prevent it in the future? What did I do wrong? I do plan on just adding some epoxy or resin to seal it up but i am a bit sad that it happened.
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from FlGatorwood in A new project started   
    Thanks for tagging me! That is extremely cool!!!
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Follow up on sealant for turned mugs   
    So  pine resin is  messy. Honestly not sure I will use it again. But due to determination I will finish experimental cup with it just to see how things work out. It is difficult to get smooth coating as it can not be brushed on in any manner and hardens quickly. Just posting my findings. Still stuck on if there is anything on market that can do both hot and cold beverages. There seems to be a product but sellers will not give up their secret..
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Follow up on sealant for turned mugs   
    Gerald can you share the link or whatever you were reading? I don't know how to tag people 
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from HandyDan in Follow up on sealant for turned mugs   
    So  pine resin is  messy. Honestly not sure I will use it again. But due to determination I will finish experimental cup with it just to see how things work out. It is difficult to get smooth coating as it can not be brushed on in any manner and hardens quickly. Just posting my findings. Still stuck on if there is anything on market that can do both hot and cold beverages. There seems to be a product but sellers will not give up their secret..
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from Cal in Follow up on sealant for turned mugs   
    So  pine resin is  messy. Honestly not sure I will use it again. But due to determination I will finish experimental cup with it just to see how things work out. It is difficult to get smooth coating as it can not be brushed on in any manner and hardens quickly. Just posting my findings. Still stuck on if there is anything on market that can do both hot and cold beverages. There seems to be a product but sellers will not give up their secret..
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from Cal in A new project started   
    Thanks for tagging me! That is extremely cool!!!
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from Cal in Follow up on sealant for turned mugs   
    Gerald can you share the link or whatever you were reading? I don't know how to tag people 
     
    @Gerald
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    Lissa Hall got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Follow up on sealant for turned mugs   
    Gerald can you share the link or whatever you were reading? I don't know how to tag people 
     
    @Gerald
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