Introduction to Boiling Wood

Welcome to the home of Boiling Wood for woodturners. For more than ten years, I have been experimenting with green wood to speed drying and reduce drying defects. Through relentless testing and scientifically based research, I have been able to hone and perfect my green wood protocol on more than 150 different species. My results have been nothing short of outstanding.

Today, my protocol for boiling green wood has been used by thousands of woodturners all over the world with great success. In addition, several large commercial milling and lumber processing companies are using my green wood protocol to prepare exotics and other timbers prior to export.

Our site features two detailed articles that will introduce you to my proven green wood protocol. These articles will give you all the information you need to begin using my green wood protocol on your roughouts and turning blanks.

This is the master article that introduces my protocol and the testing I used to perfect my protocol:

Boiling Green Wood: Effective Strategies to Reduce Drying Defects

This is a follow-up article that explains the protocol in greater detail:

Boiling Protocol Tips and Tricks


Steven D. Russell is a professional studio woodturner, teacher and writer. He has written numerous articles for international woodturning magazines, which have been published in more than 78 countries around the world. Steve has demonstrated in numerous cities across the United States. His studio, Eurowood Werks, specializes in bowls, platters and hollow forms with unique visual and tactile treatments.

Steve has also been a regular featured writer for the Guild of Master Craftsman's "Woodturning" magazine, published in London England. Woodturning magazine is the world's leading magazine for woodturners. Look for his articles covering technical topics, or project based articles.