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Offline Stevem

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boiled burl
« on: September 16, 2010, 01:17:14 PM »
Has anybody ever heard of boiling burls to reduce the tension in them so they dry better?

Even heard that they dry faster if you first boil them?
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Re: boiled burl
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 04:01:51 PM »
I've soaked burls in DNA for 24hrs, then put them in a brown paper bag for a week...moisture level dropped from 40+% to 11%.  I turned the piece right out of the bag, and it looked great.

Was told that the piece would need to be boiled for a really long time, and it would still require awhile for drying....so I didn't do it.




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Re: boiled burl
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 05:07:24 PM »
I know this is an old post, but no matter.  It might clear something up for the future.  What is DNA?  De Natured Alcohol is all I could come up with.
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