|Forum topic by ghazard||posted 04-28-2009 03:31 PM||985 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-28-2009 03:31 PM
Just glued up my first box! Kind of exciting. It has been about 4 weeks from the first time I planed and sized the stock to now. Mostly because I only get a few hours at a time to work every few days or so. Finished stock thickness is 1/2” and about 5” x 7”. Maple and Bloodwood. As I was gluing up last night, I noticed that the maple had warped a touch…not unuseable for a first box attempt but not what I would want in the future. I’ve kept the stock in my house to try and keep the humidity as constant as possible…only taking it into the garage when I’m working on it…and it hasn’t been THAT humid. Yet.
My question is: – Is it likely that it warped because it was unsealed for so long? Could I have avoided the warp if it had only been 2 days from first cut to seal instead of 4-5 weeks?
I know wood movement is inevitable to some degree but what can I do to help stave it off in the short term.
Thanks in advance!
-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"