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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 674 days ago

I have used a Lingomat for several years now and find it to be top notch. It is a pin style meter that I paid around $100 or so when new. It has a digital readout and reads with in 10ths of a %. The most important point in getting an accurate reading is not only taking a surface reading but also taking a reading of the board center.
I purchased a good bit of sinker cypress that had a 60% moisture content due to being recently pulled out of the swamps. The log was sawn into 1.24” boards and stickered to dry. I take a reading on the surface and also cut a sample board to get a center reading..the moisture content can vary greatly and be higher in the center until the board has had enough time to dry very thoroughly. I also run a dehumilifier in my wood shed constantly.

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