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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello everyone so, a friend and i have made a wood drying kiln in our small workshop. The specs are - 1x1x5m - so its 1 meter wide/high and 5 meters deep. We have QUITE new at this and have a lot of "stupid" questions, i would assume, and we have searched Google high and low! But we have a...
  2. Forestry & Milling
    I have a Daren Nelson homemade kiln. I pulled my Walnut (2" thick) slabs from my kiln and found that my moisture meter reads 7% around the end grain and 12% in the middle of the slab - is this good enough to called finished and kiln dried. I plan to sell these slabs so I need to sell it right...
  3. Wood Finishing
    So I cut down a small Oak tree two days ago, and am planning on using a cross sectional piece to mount a deer rack. The piece I'm using is about 2 inches thick, relatively circular. How long would you advise I wait for it to dry out before I seal it with varnish and mount the rack on it? Does...
  4. Wood Finishing
    I painted a wood surface using acrylic-latex paint (after priming it) and I gave it a good 6 weeks to cure. I was about to apply polycrylic (I need a hard, no-stick surface) but I noted a few spots that needed a touch up after a light sanding. I took a cotton swab and gently applied new...
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