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    Dennis,

    Pictures are worth a thousand words.... Well yours are worth a million!

    I have heard you guys talking about the DNA method, but now I really understand what was communicated!

    Thanks a million!
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    Thanks from me too Dennis!

    I have my first bowl drying as we speak and your newspaper method will work much better than my paper bag did.

    Pete
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    Well Dennis.....

    First.........Thanks my friend! Not wrapping my cherry bowl in newspaper probably explains why the next morning after removing it from the alcohol bath.......it had horrendous cracks!

    This ought to be an article!

    Thanks again from a newbie turner!
    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald
    Well Dennis.....

    First.........Thanks my friend! Not wrapping my cherry bowl in newspaper probably explains why the next morning after removing it from the alcohol bath.......it had horrendous cracks!

    This ought to be an article!

    Thanks again from a newbie turner!
    That, and the fact that it's cherry would explain the cracks. We had a fresh cherry log about 5 foot long literally split end to end. It's very susceptible to cracking. I've had good luck with the alky method and cherry though. In fact I have a cherry bowl in the bath as we speak.
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    Dennis steered me to this method a while back and have been using it every since. Have not lost a bowl yet due to cracking or checking. Thanks Dennis for the tip.
    Bernie

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  6. #21
    Thanks Dennis, I'm one of those who never tried the DNA method, used anchor seal, chips and paper bag and 6 months. Your super pictorial has got me getting some DNA today and trying it this weekend.

    Jim

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    THank you, Thank you ,Thank you from a novice.

    More, more, more....

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    As a "newbie" that is exactly what I was looking for ... Pictures. It makes it so much easier to get your piont across to a dumb ole country boy like me.

    Thanks for taking time to shows us new guys a thing or two.

    KEEP THOSE TUTORIALS COMING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald
    Not wrapping my cherry bowl in newspaper probably explains why the next morning after removing it from the alcohol bath.......it had horrendous cracks!
    That brings up a question: I'm not sure about where Ken is, but I live in a much drier climate than Arkansas. (Well, not counting days like Wednesday... )

    The bit about cutting the "porthole" in the newspaper: should that possibly be omitted for those of use living in the southwest?
    Or will the blanks just dry faster after they come out of the bath?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald
    .....Not wrapping my cherry bowl in newspaper probably explains why the next morning after removing it from the alcohol bath.......it had horrendous cracks!
    Ken - You wrap the piece in the newspaper after the bath. That piece was gonna crack no matter what you did.
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    Yeah Andy....that's what I failed to do.....I removed it from the bath and set it on a window sill without wrapping it.
    Ken

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    Dennis,
    Since you are the DNA expert, is there anything I should do about this knot in the bottom of my bowl? I have already bathed it and it is drying. It is 13" now after starting out at 17".
    Pete
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    Thanks for the lesson Dennis.

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    Dennis,
    Thanks for your tutorial. I've copied and included in my primer.
    Ed

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    Great information, Dennis. I haven't yet progressed to bowl turning, but I'll certainly file this away for future reference!

    Thanks,

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