Re: Studio Humidity....


Bill Koepp <bgkoe@...>
 

We have
incredible humidity changes here
That's got to be hard on any wooden item, chairs, tables,doors, looms....
Summer high humidity is hard to change, but a cheap humidity gauge will warn
you in the winter to add moisture. A pan of water near a heat source or a
small commercial unit will bring the room's humidity up to near summer
percentage. The danger is that all wood shrinks; so one tightens up some
bolts to compensate, then a few months later, the wood swells ( no warning )
and crushes some cells. The whole sequence repeats, until you have a loose
joint ( or raised wood grain ) all of the time.
The answer - try to keep the weaving room or studio near the same temp. and
humidity all year; it doesn't take expensive machinery to do this.

-- Happy Shuttling ! Bill Koepp in Central California

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