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#1 posted 07-02-2011 01:54 AM

I’m not familiar with such moisture meters sold to the homeowner
market. It’s worth noting that the Lignomat moisture meters
have switches on them that shifts the results according to wood
species “group”.

While you may get a good general idea of whether wood is wet
or dry from an inexpensive moisture meter, it may not be up
to the accuracy standards of a model designed for serious

Wood will achieve equilibrium with your workshop actually, so
it’s a good idea to have a hygrometer in the shop so you have
an idea from day to day what the humidity is. Joints can change
size if left open overnight and for some types of work certain
glue-ups should only be done when moisture is within a specific

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