Saturday in the Woodworking Shop #11: Measuring Moisture in Lumber

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Blog entry by AndyPitts posted 08-23-2015 12:02 PM 8176 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I’m talking about how to measure the moisture content of lumber, including oven dry sampling, conductivity moisture meters (pin type) and pinless moisture meters.

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-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia,, YouTube AndyPitts1000

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#1 posted 08-31-2015 03:48 PM

Wow, I had no idea what specific gravity even was. This is pretty useful information. I have 3-4 meters and have yet to find two that will give me the same reading. I really don’t use them, but assume that someday I’ll be good enough to incorporate their use in my shop. Might have stopped me from using that locally milled beech in my bench top that has since cupped.

Thanks for posting this.

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#2 posted 09-04-2015 12:38 PM

You are welcome, Todd.

-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia,, YouTube AndyPitts1000

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