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Posted on Wet vs. Dry? Knowing when to start working the wood - Using 2-Pin Moisture Meters (1-12-2007)

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#1 posted 02-02-2007 04:25 AM


Here is what I found out.

Walnut outside for 2 years under a plastic sheet, No visable water on the wood. End 14, side 15
Walnut inside barn, only heated when I’m working there and only to about 55 degrees Only had maybe 15 – 20 heating days this winter. Inside barn for 2 years. Inside NJ barn for 5+ years. End 8.7 Side 7.8
My meter (Lignomat) only gives deciminal reading when under 10%.
Oak cabinet face frame in kitchen 5.2
Pine shelving around my computer, I said Ponderosa Pine but I don’t know 4.8 If Lodgepole pine it was 4.2, Southern yellow pine 2.7. It’s pine I’m sure but what kind. I can’t believe its Southern Yellow. You’d alnost have to bake it in an oven to get it to 2.7.
Oak table thats posted in projects as Table for my Son is 8.9

If I can give any additional info let me know.


-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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