2298Hrs – Squared Away

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  1. Eric Dobson says:

    With all the talk of temperature and humidity changes, do you ever have to worry about the completed wood shrinking/expanding as you continue working?

  2. Neil says:

    Hi Eric. It’s something to consider yes, but as I’m using marine plywood and good quality close grained douglas fir it’s less of a concern because they don’t absorb moisture as much. It’s really about avoiding extreme variations in short periods of time. Best example is high moisture content timber being fitted into a house which is then centrally heated. The wood dries quickly and shrinks. The wood on Gleda will be able to acclimatise slowly as I sail South!

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