How Best To Dry Burl
Posted 02 January 2008 - 06:04 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to dry burls? I just purchased an Amboyna burl that is 7.5" x 3.5" x 1.75". It is covered in a waxy looking coating so I will assume that it is green wood. I don't have a moisture meeter to check.
Any advice on how best to dry it? Should I cut it into 1" wide strips, re-coat and let it sit, leave it be and wait or head for the microwave?
Posted 02 January 2008 - 06:40 PM
Posted 02 January 2008 - 07:08 PM
The amboyna you purchased -- the vendor should be able to tell you how well aged and how dry their product is before they sell it. Might be worth a phone call.
But it sure beats fishin with a ten dollar lure
Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:12 PM
I do have plenty of dry wood to play around with first, so I can let the burl sit until it is dry. I have no immediate need for it.
I don't know if it is heavy or real heavy yet because I have not received it yet plus my only experience with Amboyna burl is with a pre made insert so I won't have any reference point to work from. But I will start weighing it and see when it stops loosing weight.
Should I leave the wax like coating on the wood or scrape it off while it dries?
Posted 03 January 2008 - 12:11 AM
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Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:48 PM
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