Oak is pretty good to turn, and it can have some very nice
grain inside. BUT, it is very prone to splitting and cracking.
Especially when you get around crotches, knots and wild
grain. If you do turn it I would recommend you rough turn your
items first and then boil the blank for 1 hour per 1" of
thickness in just plain water. This will stress relieve the wood
and reduce the cracking and splitting tremendously
"Hun.... can I par boil my project for a few hours on the stove in your spaggetti pot?"
"Uh.... sweetheart.....uh...... this seems to have boiled over on your new stove..... uh......how do you suppose we can get this blackish stain off the front of the oven?"
It's beginning to sound like I should have moved the old kitchen into the shop with the frige. :)
I also read about this method somewhere but as I didn't have a reference I thought I might have imagined it.
Brew for five minutes add two sugars "Domino" of course and........Sounds like a good way to make "oak tea"
"T" rests and "T"oadstools and "T"urds in a punchbowl,
"T"ick "T"ocks and "T"ime clocks and "T"errible strudels,
"T"urkey's in "T"ophats and "T"op of the mornin's,
There are ten t words for you to go dream on.