Posted January 2024 Bevel Cut article "Allow Time for Acclimation" byRob Carver

December 31, 2023 11:30 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

Allow Time for Acclimation

Rob Carver


Wood acclimation is an underemphasized preparatory feature to woodworking.  Higher levels of moisture in lumber can lead to unwanted and unintended movement if cut too soon.  Perhaps we overlook this issue due to exclusively obtaining kiln dried stock.  But depending on certain species and how the stock was milled can raise the concern for acclimation.  Certainly any air dried stock is an acclimation candidate.


Rob in this month's essay speaks more to this and another application for acclimation.  As you know we promote the adoption of, and education and improvements in woodworking in an inclusive and integrated community.  And that's were Rob leads us to in Allow Time for Acclimation.


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