Questions about wood Pallets and moisture - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-04-2005, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
Retired Moderator

 
GoonMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Country: United States
First Name: Randy
Posts: 508
 
Default Questions about wood Pallets and moisture

Hello all

I have recently come across some fine wood in Pallets and wooden Crates mostly Oak and I think Redoak there is some Fir and pine in the stacks too. Which seems to be very hard for it too be pine but that is what it smells like. All of the wood seems to be mostly hard wood and I was wondering if anyone knows how I could put moisture back in it with out maybe drowning it in water. The thickness of the wood varies from 5/8" to 2X4 thickness. I have already ran alot through my thickness planer and wow it is some pretty wood.

Thanks for any suggestions or would I be better off just using it as is. I know breaking down Pallets and Crates is time consuming but when it is free i find the time worth it.

The main thing I want to do is try to make it easier to work with. I find the oak splits or breaks easy. (Of course I may have already answered my own question.)
GoonMan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-04-2005, 09:49 PM
Retired Moderator
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 11,921
 
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike
Default

Randy, the wood should be fairly stable if difficult to work with. You might try using a humidifier or hot plate and pan of water in an enclosed space to increase the moisture content.

Mike
"Living in the D" (this means Detroit!)
"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"
Mike is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-05-2005, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
Retired Moderator

 
GoonMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Country: United States
First Name: Randy
Posts: 508
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aniceone2hold
Randy, the wood should be fairly stable if difficult to work with. You might try using a humidifier or hot plate and pan of water in an enclosed space to increase the moisture content.

Thanks for the info Mike. I had not thought about a humidifier.
GoonMan is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome