Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'humidity'

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Jointer plane brought back to life

01-09-2018 05:23 PM by roha2236 | 2 comments »

I opened the box containing my Veritas jointer plane and to my horror I found this: How on earth did this happen?!? First a little about my shop. It’s a basement shop on a concrete slab. It has flooded in the past (sump pumps have since been replaced) but stayed contained to certain areas. I’ve always just left my hand planes in their original boxes to tuck away when not in use. Small shop – limited space. Easiest place to hide the behemoth jointer plane box wa...

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Life #4: Woodworking in Alabama

12-29-2015 03:15 AM by Ocelot | 3 comments »

Saturday afternoon 12/26/15 conditions in my non-climate-controlled shop. Temp 66 F with 79% Relative Humidity. I’d better make the joints tight under these conditions! -Paul

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The Workbench #3: This is NOT super simple

07-29-2013 03:18 PM by debianlinux | 3 comments »

Armed with the requisite cut list of pieces I finally found a free weekend to start doing some assembly. Here in North Carolina we have had a record amount of rainfall in the past 3 months or so and my basement which is really a glorified sump pit hasn’t been the driest place in the state. As I started hauling the lumber back up to the car port I noted quite a bit of it was twisting and skewing. I think maybe pine lumber still grows after having been felled because I found out shortly s...

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Drying Green Wood . . . or not

07-04-2012 01:31 AM by Druid | 8 comments »

I was cleaning up part of my workshop this week and I came across a piece of maple that I had cut and set aside on May 26, 2012. Since it has been in my workshop since then, I would have expected it to be well on its way to drying, but it has other ideas. Yes, the weather here has been very rainy and damp, but I did not expect to see this type of result. I thought that I must have had the wrong date, but I normally mark the end of each piece as I cut it. Right date, wrong result. It is ...

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How dry is dry enough?

01-18-2008 08:55 PM by Zipsss | 12 comments »

About three years ago, a magnificent Elm that was at least 90 years old finally died, after agonizing for the last several years. It was in my brothers yard and we decided that it will be honored by transforming it into furniture. We cut it in November 2006, we ended up with 10 logs that ranged in between 2’ and 4’ diameter and about 10’ in lenght. The month after, we hire a portable mill and cut it in several thicknesess and withds. After sitting for nine months in a te...

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