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Forum topic by carolinagene posted 07-21-2017 11:17 PM 290 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2017 11:17 PM

If you buy one of these 4” thick x 8” square wood blanks that is wax sealed, about how long does it take for it to dry to use for a bandsaw box?


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#1 posted 07-21-2017 11:23 PM

Depends on the wood, moisture content, how it was cut, where you are keeping them, air flow, etc… Easiest way to be sure is to weight them and write the weight on the blank with a marker. Then weigh them every month or so until you no longer see any weight loss.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: Just noticed you are buying them from a supplier, not making your own… I have no experience buying them like you describe (I have too many sources of free wood around me), and I imagine that they are different from supplier to supplier. Maybe you could ask whoever you buy them from for guidance on their particular blanks.

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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