Wood Expansion/Contraction with Moisture

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Blog entry by GarageWoodworks posted 12-25-2012 05:55 PM 1443 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I created a webpage that lets you enter your lumber species, starting and final moisture content and width and it will calculate your lumber expansion or contraction.

Let me know what you think.

Enjoy! AND Merry Christmas!

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 05:58 PM

Thanks so much a great help with wood movement. Merry Christmas

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 06:05 PM

As a newbie, wanna be WW, I think this will help me a great deal. Thanks for posting the link and taking the effort to create the “calculator”!!! The link has been saved as a “favorite”!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 06:09 PM

No problem. I plan on adding a few more species and making it look ‘prettier’ :)

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#4 posted 12-26-2012 01:09 AM

There is a calculator like that in the Woodshop Widget app. It comes in handy when I am sizing the gaps for large raised panels.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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