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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 01-13-2011 02:05 PM 1561 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2011 02:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: temporary kiln chris schwartz popular woodworking

Not sure I would want to leave this unattended without a good fire alarm and sprinkler system on duty, but here it is http://blog.woodworking-magazine.com/blog/Make+The+Arkansas+InstyKiln.aspx

Seems like quite a lot of drying; 20% to 12% over night.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence


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#1 posted 01-13-2011 02:43 PM

Saw that too, simple enough and might come in handy sometime. Moisture reduction could have something to do with the Compwood.

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 03:44 PM

I think Chris was a bit too defensive about a light bulb and cardboard NOT being able to cause a fire. It would only take an errant snag/trip/tug of the power line to put that bulb in contact with the cardboard container and cause a fire hazard.

This is an interesting project, but I agree with Topa that it is best to always be aware of fire hazards and set up for prevention (and NOT set up for repair AFTER the fire).

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 11:01 PM

about 30 years ago before temporary lighting had plastic guard on all the bulbs, there was a bulb that got against a glue lam that was about 24 inches tall and 10 inches wide. It was against it over the weekend. That bulb burned its way into the beam and out through the bottom. One the floor was some charred chips. They are lucky it did not kindle into flame and burn the building down. They wanted to leave it as a conversation piece, but the structural engineer said, “NO!” ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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