Pots warping

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  1. Nate029

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    I know I’ve asked on here before, but I’m gonna have to ask again. I’ve been turning pots out of Bocote. When I fit everything up on the lathe everything is even and perfectly round where I put the striking surface in. I usually do all the lathe work including sanding at one time and put it into a teak oil soak immediately. It seems like almost every time I go to glue them together I have uneven spacing around my surface. Is there anything I can do to stop this, or does the wood have too much moisture before I turn it? Im over it at this point.
     
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    Do you have a moisture meter?
     
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    If you do not you should. Bocote is pretty stable if dry. If not that is your problem.
     
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    I do not...but I will soon. I suppose its a good tool to have anyways.
     
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    What mousture content should be sufficient?
     
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    Where do you live? This number will change. Arizona and Florida will be very different. Buy a cheap pinned General moisture meter. Stick wood you have had for a while and you know is dry. That number is your ambient MC. Anything close is close enough. My guess is bocote was wet
     
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    Im in Indiana. We generally have a good bit if humidity here.
     
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    Yep, so guessing 11,12% is where you end up. If you get kiln dry, 6% put in unheated garage, it will rise to 11,12. Here in summer, high humidity is 30%. I live in a kiln. This was wet wood. Lowe's has general pinned. It takes a beating and gets you close enough. I bet mine is 6 yrs old...
     
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