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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 05-25-2012 04:26 AM

It’s a true blue double whammy you got there: Moisture not only makes the tenons expand, it makes the mortises shrink!

Some folks have dried out biscuits in wet climes using a microwave. Considered that? Oh, right, Bed parts. Not to practical, duh!

Will a few strokes with a rasp bring a tenon to dimension?

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


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