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06-08-2014 11:38 PM

I am almost finished with a box for a bible. My client had concerns about moisture.

Will this be an issue??

I would think the book already has an EMC.


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#1 posted 06-09-2014 12:44 AM

What wood are you using for the box?

I’d be more concerned about oils from certain woods than moisture.

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#2 posted 06-09-2014 12:47 AM

Its curly maple and yellowheart. The inside is lined with suede. Finished with danish oil.

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#3 posted 06-09-2014 01:02 AM

I wouldn’t be concerned about moisture. The only concern I might have would involve odors from the Danish oil. Make sure you give it plenty of time to cure before adding the suede.

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#4 posted 06-09-2014 01:12 AM

What is an EMC? Could you put a silica gel pack in the box?

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#5 posted 06-09-2014 01:39 AM

Emc is equilibrium moisture content. The inside has no finish. Just the suede. It sits in a box now, with I presume no remedy for removing moisture. I think it will be fine. I just wanted to get an opinion.

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#6 posted 06-09-2014 01:53 AM

Ask yourself by what possible mechanism a simple box (assuming it isn’t airtight) could concentrate or disperse moisture. I can’t come up with one.

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#7 posted 06-09-2014 01:54 AM

I would think it will be fine unless the box is stored in a extremely most area.

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#8 posted 06-09-2014 01:56 AM

Me either live edge. When her husband mentioned it i told him it wasn’t an issue. But he kept asking.

Just wanted to be 100 percent on this. Thanks all!

it’s going to be as moist as the air in their house, so.

Worst case they can put a small de-humidifier in there.

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