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dcbaisden

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Its been around 80% to 90% here for the past few days the shop is around 70%.
Ideally what range would you consider gluing things togeather.
When I did my sides it was around 30%to 50%.
I have to get my shop humidity stable. what do you use?
Thanks Dave

May 12, 07 | 7:55 am
Bill Cory

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I keep my wood in a little room at 40 to 50% and take it to my garage to glue, where it's about 25 to 35%, then carry it back to my little wood room after it's cured. that's not an ideal situation but all I can manage.

Best is 40 to 50% at 68-72 deg F all the time.

So I hear.

May 12, 07 | 8:32 am
Herman

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Hey Dave,

We have changing humidity all the time between 40 and 90%. And I did have several warping plates while sitting around, waiting for the right conditions. Plates don't like changing humidity when braced allready. Didn't had much luck with those warped ones and never saw one of them turn flat again.

So from now on I allways wait for the right conditions before working on the plates. (45-60%) Try to get the soundbox together in one week. After that humidity isn't that big item anymore.

May 13, 07 | 12:38 am
dcbaisden

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I haven't glued the braces yet. there clamped in the go bar deck.
Waiting for less humidity.
would a dehumidifier work?
dave

May 13, 07 | 3:32 am
Herman

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I tried a small box with silica in a room 8x10 feet. Could not measure any changes. So I guess if you want to force the humidity you better go for a real airconditioner.
Unless you're under 60%, be patient.

May 13, 07 | 4:17 am
Bill Cory

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Dave-- you could work on the neck and fretboard-- no need to do it "in order." It'd make waiting for the humidity to change easier.

May 13, 07 | 5:25 am
dcbaisden

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thanks, I have a window airconditioner, only thing it was 38* this morning and 70* humidity. I could work with my coat on, HAHA..
I sanded down the finger board this morning and did the sides yesterday.
Maybe in a few days things will change.
The general comment here in northeast ohio is if you dont like the weather hang around for an hour its gona change.
thanks Dave

May 13, 07 | 5:43 am
dcbaisden

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Well the humidity droped like a rock It 23% this evening.
I put the airconditioner in and it at about 50% in the shop.
How much time would you give the wood to adjust to the new conditions before you glue?
Thanks Dave

May 13, 07 | 1:33 pm
Buddy

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A couple days at minimum, but preferably a week or even higher, in my opinion. Also you should try to keep the temp, as well as the humidity, fairly stable.

May 14, 07 | 2:21 pm



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