|Forum topic by rwe2156||posted 03-12-2015 12:23 PM||614 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-12-2015 12:23 PM
I’m sure its been addressed here but there’s not a whole lot of people out there talking about warping wood. The only one I’ve seen is Charles Neil.
So guys—here’s the deal. I live in NE FL. Humidity is the enemy, both for our woodworking and our machinery.
What I’ve been doing lately is after I mill wood I keep it sealed in plastic, either wrapping it with plastic wrap or bagging it, until I need it next or at least every night during a project. This seems to have greatly reduced the problems for me.
Yesterday was a perfect example. I have several pieces of hickory milled and stickered. Inplastic for a few days, then on the bench. Checking it each day, perfectly flat and no major cupping.
In comes a late afternoon storm. Got distracted and forgot to wrap. Up early this AM, foggy and 100% humidity.
I re-jointed one stile and hand planed a little off the opposite side, but now I have a 11/16” board instead of 3/4 (and I think it will get worse.) I’ve re-wrapped in plastic and will leave till tomorrow.
Short of a climate controlled shop (not an option for me) I don’t know what else to do.
What do you guys do after milling lumber?
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