Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'drying lumber'

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Saturday in the Woodworking Shop #10: Lumber Case Hardening

07-30-2015 12:01 PM by AndyPitts | 3 comments »

We hear about “case hardening” regarding lumber drying. What is case hardening, anyway? Is it a problem? Does it always happen when drying lumber? This video will try to explain what case hardening is, how it happens, and why it can be a problem. Hope this helps. Andy View on YouTube

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Drying Lumber

09-19-2010 05:09 PM by Clay Ortiz | 3 comments »

I wanted to post how I dried my first batch of lumber. The material that I am building my bench out of was from this first batch. So far everything is working out fine with the workbench. I haven’t had too much movement or cracking. At this point I think I am safe on the bench because it’s not going into a conditioned space. Here are some pictures of the wood I am drying. It is at 12% mc. This is the way it has been sitting for a little over a year now. This metal roofing...

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Dehumidifier Kiln

04-20-2009 03:00 AM by bigwoodturner | 12 comments »

Most of you are not going to turn on as large a scale as I do so you are not going to need as large a facility as I use. I am going to talk about what I call a coffin kiln. By enclosing an area under a wall mounted work bench about the size of a coffin you will be able to dry several weeks worth of turning. Frame the area in or simply build a framed box of the same size. If you are building under a bench your door will drop down and if you build a free standing box have the lid open like ...

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