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Spiraled Elm - Is it even remotely stable?

by Jeff_in_LSMO
posted 02-21-2017 08:24 PM

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#1 posted 02-21-2017 09:37 PM

Do you have any idea as to what the current moisture content is? I would venture to guess that once its hit 7-10% it might be done moving around, until you mill it that is. Id give it a shot and see what happens.

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#2 posted 02-21-2017 10:15 PM

around 14-15% right now. what about seasonal movement? on spiral grain is there a rule of thumb or something i could use? basically, i don’t want to go through the trouble of turning them into something if that something is all askew in a season.

i moved it to my basement, which is actually pretty well controlled for humidity. i’ll give them another couple months and then clean them up a bit, then let them sit some more and see what happens. I should turn this into a blog post / experiment.

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#3 posted 02-21-2017 11:13 PM

I would love to see some pictures of the grain.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 02-21-2017 11:27 PM

I use a lot of elm. I love it and have had good results.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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