Yes, Russ Digesualdo
Russ said that normally a long dried stock doesn't show a measurement on his meter. So low single digits I gather.Stock looks amazing. Thanks for posting these updates.
I am sort of new and learning a lot. I'm guessing that stocks usually don't have that much moisture in the center? If this happens and the stock shrinks what would your next steps be?
That's my guess on the content as well. I'm assuming that since he normally doesn't get a reading and his gauge stops at 8% then yeah, that's what he's looking for.The risk is created by moisture content sufficiently high that, if the finished stock dries out and contracts, can cause inletting issues, visible gaps or even cracking.
High end guitar makers have noted that an acoustic guitar (largely rosewood and spruce) can absorb an ounce of water by weight simply be being allowed to become dry, and then exposing it to high relative humidity.
I'm guessing that 7% would be ideal for gunstocks?
You wouldn't. I mean, I wouldn't want to and I'm glad I haven't had to.Why would you need to pay for a blank that isn’t suitable ?
Thanks. That one is from Cecil Fredi and I've only had good experiences with his blanks so fingers crossed this time.The wood in the latest photo is gorgeous. Hopefully the third time is the charm.