superapplekid Posted December 7, 2008 Report Share Posted December 7, 2008 Hi there I recently had my first foray into more exotic woods and got my head handed to me in the process. I was making a telecaster body out of 3 pieces of cocobolo and a maple veneer, only to find 2 months later when I go to check on the body the cocobolo has shrunken away from the other cocobolo pieces. This probably isn't a surprise to anyone on here with a lot more experience than me, but I was certainly taken aback. Anyway, I am not totally discourages and bought two more pieces of cocobolo. They are about 7"x1"x36" each, and I plan to cut them in half after planing and glue them to each other with a maple veneer slapped in the middle of it. I want to know how long I should wait to let them air dry(I can wait a few months and work on other projects instead), or if I need to invest in drying techniques like a kiln. I have read some information on this site, but it went a bit over my head - a simple "wait 3 months" or "kiln the thing" would be sufficient. I really just want to know when i can start safely working with it to keep my previous problem from repeating. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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