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|05-20-2019 08:20 AM|
Originally Posted by gmercer_48083 View Post
|05-20-2019 12:49 AM|
Originally Posted by Cherryville Chuck View Post
You might get some movement in the wood when it loses moisture so if possible clamp it to a flat surface and let it cool each time. On bowls, I usually put the rim down and clamp across the bottom until cool, it helps maintain the shape. This does work but I don't know that it is any better than turning green and storing in a paper bag of shavings until dry, then finish turn the bowl.
|05-19-2019 12:40 PM|
Up until last year I've had a microwave in my shop, both for drying small pieces of wood, and for re-heating my coffee.
@stick 's method is pretty close to the way that I do it. |
My microwave's control panel quit working, so I got rid of it, but with plans to get another. It just hasn't happened yet. I really do miss my coffee re-heater.
|05-18-2019 08:57 AM|
Originally Posted by Herb Stoops View Post
|05-17-2019 11:15 PM|
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Originally Posted by JOAT View Post
|05-17-2019 10:37 PM|
|kp91||We're going to need a bigger microwave....|
|05-17-2019 10:03 PM|
|Cherryville Chuck||Iíve seen a wood technologist check samples for moisture content by microwaving for 20 seconds at a time I think and then weighing it. When it stops loosing weight itís dry.|
|05-17-2019 10:00 PM|
I have never wanted, needed, or tried, to dry wood in a microwave. But when I first heard about that, I did a lot of reading on it. Forgot 99% of what I found out, but do recall that some of the wood was put in a paper bag with sawdust in it, then covered with sawdust, and dried in the microwave, don't recall any details. Seems to me that was used for green wood. What I do know is, if I wanted to dry wood with a microwave, I'd do a lot of reading of material posted by people who had actually done it. You'll also read about the mistakes many made learning how to do it. |
However, it is most likely the wood is totally, ruined if it feels damp after 5 years, and utterly worthless to use. Your best bet is to forward it to me, for appropriate sacrifice to the Woodworking Gods - I am a High Priest, and will take care of all details. There is a time window on proper sacrifices, so send it quickly.
Kiddies, do not try this at home.
|05-17-2019 07:20 PM|
|gmercer_48083||Art, Chances are the wood is dry enough after 5 years. Acclimate for a week or two, then use it. Or make sure with a moisture meter. A moisture meter will give you a reading on that side of the lumber (not the entire thickness). Once the lumber is shaved to thickness...it will release tension if it has a lot of moisture. I say see what happens.|
|05-17-2019 11:28 AM|
Had a fellow who came into the cabinet and lighting gallery where I worked. His wife was out of town. He took a pan off the stove and, not thinking, put it on the Corian countertop. Melted a nice circle about 8 inches in diameter. Owner had to contact someone to repair it.
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