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Posted on Does wood shrink lenghtwise when drying?

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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 05-28-2009 04:10 PM

Longitudinal shrinkage is usually not significant, but it can be under certain circumstances. The linked article is rather dry and technical, but does address your question.

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/bitstream/1957/5234/1/Why_Wood_Shrink_ocr.pdf

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"


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