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  1. #31
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    Dennis

    Although I boil my bowls I think you did a commendable job with your instructions. I guess that some day I will have to try to do the alky soak to see if it will work for me. I do have some friends in this area that are trying it and they seem to have good results. I now have a good backstock of boiled bowls sitting waiting for me to turn them so it will be a while before I ruff turn blanks again. Good work and thanks!!!

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    Excellent tutorial, Dennis, and no typos . Thank you.
    Ed

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    Dennis - THANK YOU!!!! This rookie appreciates all the help I can get. Your tutorial is yet another fine example of the sharing of knowledge this website is famous for. I have never been a part of such a willing to help group.

    Amazing. Thanks again.
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  4. Dennis, it appears I just keep owing you more and more. First the blanks and now this. I was having trouble with the bowl hopping off my chuck when I hollowed it. It hadn't occured to me to use the tail stock, thank you. I was worried it was my cheap grizzly chuck and inability to cut a tenon, though they probably don't help .

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    OK heres a newbee question...why do you dip them in alcohol before drying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Bailey
    OK heres a newbee question...why do you dip them in alcohol before drying?
    The alcohol act as a desacent which draws out the water trapped in the cells. speeds up the drying process.

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    Dennis, this is great thanks! Very helpful and instructive.
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    From another Dennis thanks and I hope you do more.
    dennis

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    Thank you very much, professor Peacock. I know that took a lot of time to post for us and I sure do appreciate it.

    A question though. Being a bit "chemical-phobic ",okay, a lot "chemical-phobic , what happens to all of the toxic chemicals that have soaked into the wood? If the bowl is going to be used for food at a later date wouldn't this pose a problem? Or, is this process only for ornimental bowls?
    Last edited by George Conklin; 04-08-2006 at 2:09 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Conklin
    Thank yoy very much, professor Peacock. I know that took a lot of time to post for us and I sure do appreciate it.

    A question though. Being a bit "chemical-phobic ",okay, a lot "chemical-phobic , what happens to all of the toxic chemicals that have soaked into the wood? If the bowl is going to be used for food at a later date wouldn't this pose a problem? Or, is this process only for ornimental bowls?
    wikipedia defines denatured alcohol as.....
    Denatured alcohol, the intentional adulteration of ethyl alcohol so that it is unsuitable as a beverage.

    If you're worried about what is added to 'denature' it you could just go to your local liquor store and by something like everclear or other high proof alcohols and I'm sure it would have the same results.
    Denatured alcohol is denatured so that it doesn't have to have all the taxes, regulations, etc of booze.

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    Good going Dennis.

    Ernie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Jordan
    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
    Pete, this is kinda late, but I flood most knots with Ca glue.

    Ernie

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    Hey Dennis thanks for the pictorial. Always appreciate the informantion I get from this site.
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    Awesome!!!

    Dennis, fantastic tutorial and picture representation!!! Many thanks, as I know it will be useful to many!

    For now, I have made this into a "sticky" for the Turners Forum but, I have also put in a request to Keith/Aaron to kindly turn this into an article for "permanent" archiving. Again, thanks much!
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    Thanks for sticking it John and I do hope it can be moved to articles.

    Dennis did a fantastic job with this and will make an excellent reference for all of us to use.

    THANKS SOOOOOOO MUCH DENNIS!

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