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HalDougherty

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#1 posted 07-10-2012 12:03 PM

I’ve been using the attic of my farmhouse for over 5 years to dry lumber to make gunstocks. The farmhouse is almost 100 years old and is uninsulated so it gets hot in the day and cools off at night. Just like a gentle solar kiln. This time of year in Tennessee air dried lumber goes down to 6 to 12% in less than 30 days. Virginia Tech has a great website with plans to build a solar kiln. You can size it just about any size you want. PDF files are on these VT sites.

http://sbio.vt.edu/about/extension/vtsolar_kiln
http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/420/420-030/420-030.html

I’ve also heard great things about Darren Nelson’s dehumidification kiln plans. He’s a member here so do a search for him and send him a note to ask any questions you have.

http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/pb/wp_395bc3fb/wp_395bc3fb.html

You can also find a lot of good information on this site about solar and dehumidification kilns on this site.

http://www.allwoodwork.com/article/woodwork/solarkiln.htm

You can also search Google and you’ll find more information than you will have time to read.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com


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