Vacuum Kiln Drying For Woodworkers


Want to dry wood faster? Without defects or damage? Start your woodworking project in a few days instead of waiting months or years for your wood to dry! Whether you make furniture, carvings, inlays, turnings, or other wood art and craft, this book will show you how to assemble and use your own vacuum kiln for quickly drying small batches of wood. You will learn – * about the nature of wood * how vacuum kiln drying works * why vacuum kiln drying works * how to quickly and inexpensively build a vacuum kiln chamber * proven techniques for quickly drying wood with a vacuum kiln Make your projects faster – No more waiting for months “watching wood dry” before you can use it! Make your projects better – No more unexpected warping or cracking after you finish your piece. Boxes will keep a perfect fit and segmented projects will stay glued-up!

How to Build and Use a Vacuum Kiln for Drying Wood

Joshua Salesin has produced a variety of turned, carved and decorative wood vessels for many years. A particular focus of his work is the uncommon craft of ornamental turning. His interest in vacuum kiln drying originated from a desire to create fine hand-cut threaded boxes, which require tolerances that leave little room for wood movement.

Product details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 4th edition (May 14, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1546686126
  • ISBN-13: 978-1546686125
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches


I have been researching how to build a vacuum kiln for about a year and there is a lot of very technical info out there. Too much for a simple wood working guy looking to build a simple vacuum kiln with out spending a fortune! Joshua’s clear and easy to understand book made the process of designing and building my own kiln, customized to the exact size and specific needs I have, a breeze. I would highly recommend this book to anyone whether you wanted to build your own kiln or just wanted a better understanding of how the process works and if it’s the right solution for your needs. He also provides a detailed list of all the parts needed to create your own kiln and most importantly the resources of where to buy them along with links to useful websites with additional info. He was even nice enough to answer a few other questions I had via email!
I would have to say this is one of the best purchases I have made in a long time and the extensive experience Joshua brings to this subject is invaluable. A clear winner and an indispensable addition to any wood worker’s library.”
By Rich Dad.

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