Jump to content

Oil/moisture pockets

Recommended Posts

I have a piece of olive wood in my possession that has been been drying for the best part of six months, it was about 14% moisture when I got it and upon measuring it recently I noticed that it had finally got down to an average of 8%. Or at least so I thought. During the lengthy planing process (with a router) I noticed an area of the board that seemed darker than the surrounding wood. I put my finger on there and it seemed wet. Measured it and it was over 20% moisture. Shrugged it off and thought I would simply avoid that area when I cut out the shape on the bandsaw. However, more spots emerged. Has anybody else come across this? Pockets of moisture that are trapped deep inside the wood? I have decided to put the piece to one side and let it dry for a longer period. Maybe olive wood is particularly problematic in this regard. 

Edited by ShatnersBassoon
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...