With the Grain News – May 2018
Success with any wood project always begins by getting a handle on a wood’s moisture content. In this newsletter, you’ll review relative humidity and equilibrium moisture content, common terms you need to understand to avoid moisture-related problems . . . watch a video that explains what happens with moisture in coated and non-coated wood products . . . and learn how a California man makes durable, sweet-sounding conga drums out of old wine barrels.
How Moisture Content Affects Products
How does moisture content affect coated wood products (covered with a finish, paint, or lacquer) versus non-coated products? In this video, you’ll learn several things about wood moisture content; for instance, what happens when one side of a product is coated and the other side is not.
Equilibrium Moisture Content Is Determined by Relative Humidity
Wood experts will tell you that knowing how the combination of relative humidity and temperature affect the equilibrium moisture content of wood is critical to avoiding a failed project. Understanding those commonly-used terminologies . . . plus using a quality moisture meter will help prevent moisture-related problems and ensure success. Read more…
PM Percussion: Making Music with Old Wine Barrels
Peter Musser makes conga drums out of old wine barrels. He says he uses a valuable tool that won’t scar the wood and which enables the drum to continue making beautiful music for many years to come . . . Read more…