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Sealing Wood


When you seal a piece of wood before turning it, how much longer will it take to dry and will it still continue to dry or will the moisture stay in the wood? — Matt Newton


Ken Keoughan replies: I hope you are only sealing the end grain. This will slow the drying process and possibly double the “shelf life” of the wood. Beware, however. If the spalting process has already begun, it will continue.

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