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Posted on Need your feedback: Climate control vs. bowing/warping

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#1 posted 07-04-2008 10:19 AM

I don’t have massive climatic effect on the timber I use, but I do take steps to let the wood settle before I use it. Typically, I buy some wood, then let it sit in my workshop for a month or two, then resaw and let it settle for another month or two before taking it down to final thickness. Having done that, I then let it lie for a while before I use it. Having done this, which mainly consists of leaving the wood alone for a time, I then check the timber is flat before I use it. I do get the occasional piece that twists so as to be unusable due to internal stresses. That becomes scrap. The vast bulk of timber I use does not show any distortion, and is stable when used.

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