|Forum topic by Triumph1||posted 01-24-2012 02:39 PM||1920 views||2 times favorited||5 replies|
01-24-2012 02:39 PM
I am just finishing up a project where I used quartersawn white oak. I want to fume the oak. I have all the safety gear and I have constructed a fuming chamber using a large plastic tote. I have put gasketing around the lid portion to really seal off the chamber. My question is the temperature at which you can fume. Being in northern Illinois it is a bit cold outside. Has anyone fumed oak in temperatures that ranged between 30-40 degrees Fahrenheit? I know 70-80 degrees is preferred. The only way I could reach those temperatures is to bring the sealed chamber into the shop….so prep it all outside, seal it and then bring it in.
Just wondering if anyone has done it. Trying to get a little feed back on the time it will take and if the low temperature changed the look. I have researched this quite extensively on the web already so I just wanted to ask fellow Lumberjocks.
Thank you in advance!
-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!