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Old 01-26-2007, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Wood Storage?

Couldn't find any info about this, but how does eveyone store their wwod blanks? I have a lot of nice dry wood, but not sure if it should be stored in a air tight container to prevent moisture from getting in. Or if it should be stored in the open air of the shop so it can acclimitize to shop conditions and moiture levels so there is no cracking or splitting due to moisture differences. Please excuse the spelling, there is no spell checked here. LOL.

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Actually there is a spell checker.

Instead of using the 'quick reply', go to the top right corner of the topic thread and click on the "reply to topic" button.

Once that window comes open, very right corner of the row of buttons is the spell checker button. Move your mouse over the button and it should tell you what the button does.
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Myself, I have all my blanks in ziplock bags with the wood name on the bag. I'm not good at identifying wood yet. Gives me a quick reference of what I have. Also, I buy from a wood supplier and they recommend keeping them in ziplocks. They say you might even get some surprise spalting.
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Here's a recent thread about this very subject: http://www.penturners.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19934
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I collect and use those free cardboard tubs you see at home depot, usualy in the plumbing department, lable it with masking tape and store it in an old metal cabnet in my shop.
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I use the flate rate boxes the you get from the USPS. I took back their plastic totes, they asked for them back.[:D]
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<br />I use the flate rate boxes the you get from the USPS. I took back their plastic totes, they asked for them back.[:D]
I'm surprised people even admit to doing things like this. Those boxes are paid for by USPS users. They are, by law, intended only for mailing.
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Oh, I guess I should have mentioned: I only use the boxes that I recieve stuff in. I turn them inside out and tape them back up.
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Here is my preferred method:




Or another method:
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Are those Postal totes I see in there?[:o)] That sure is a lot of wood.
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