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EMC vs Weight?

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Mark Jundanian, Aug 17, 2020.

  1. Mark Jundanian

    Mark Jundanian

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    I turned a piece of at least damp if not wet wood recently. After final shaping I sanded it and set it on the workbench to dry, no bag, box or barrel, just in the open air. It is a thick chunky piece. The initial weight was 609 grams +/- 1 and the moisture meter read 14% +/- 1. Over ten days or so the weight has remained stable at 609 g and the moisture meter reads steady at 14%.

    Usually I would see weight loss over this much time, but I'm wondering if it's at EMC? On the other hand 14% seems high even for a Chicago summer?

    The original piece of maple was waxed wet, but has been sitting in my shop for a year.
     
  2. Tim Connell

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  3. Mark Jundanian

    Mark Jundanian

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    Thanks! It must have equilibrated in the wax.
     

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