Lookit! Posted January 12, 2015 Report Share Posted January 12, 2015 Hi everyone! Sorry if this is the wrong section to be posting in. ~ i am a projectguitar noob. I have wanted to build my own guitar since I started playing and now that I have a bit more free time and funds I have decided to start! Hence, I have many questions. I impulsively bought some beautiful african olivewood planks, figuring that olivewood is very hard and dense so could be used for an interesting guitar, furthermore its a local wood and i would love to play an instrument made by me from tree species that are endemic to my area (and unusual for guitars). The planks are about 3 cm thick and show beautiful figure and patterns. However they also have some good cracks in them I have no idea what the moisture content of these planks are. What would be the best way of testing water content and letting them dry out? Secondly the planks have some impressive cracks in them. Is there any way that I could stabilise these using something like a CA glue? Thirdly. I also have some Jacaranda mimosifolia wood that i ripped into thick planks to practice on (suitable wood to play with is difficult to find here in south africa). This wood is very wet still. What is the best procedure to dry them? I have access to drying ovens used for botanical samples they are very large and you can adjust temperature as well as fan rate. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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