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Mr. Maar
09-16-2005, 04:02 PM
What is the purpose of boiling woods? How to do it? What are the advantages and disadvantages of such process?

Ian McColgin
09-16-2005, 04:09 PM
Steaming is easier and more effective. It's to soften the wood to take a bend that would break dry wood.

09-16-2005, 04:09 PM
Making broth?

Mr. Maar
09-16-2005, 04:15 PM
I was meaning to increase durability of wood by changing its structure and killing microorganism So, does anyone know something about that?

[ 09-16-2005, 06:02 PM: Message edited by: Mr. Maar ]

Mr. Maar
09-16-2005, 05:01 PM
No, I am not making broth.

09-16-2005, 05:16 PM
You may be able to kill the micro organisims that are on/in the wood when you start but it will be reinfected if you don't hermetically seal it while it is still hot. The air is full of spores looking for a home. I understand that there are some fumigation methods out there but don't know any details.
By the way how big is your kettle? ;)