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Old 01-06-2018, 09:45 AM
Truckjohn Truckjohn is offline
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Default Guitar building season is here.

Hey folks who are thinking about a hobby guitar build.

Guitar building season is now.
Cold weather is upon us.
It's super dry inside the shop with humidity running in the teens - which is the perfect time to build a guitar that won't crack from humidity problems.

So if you have been thinking about it - Christmas is over... The heater is running... Too cold to fish and bike.... Get going on that Guitar build!!!!
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:48 AM
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Build in the teens and braces pop off in the summer humidity. Or so the theory goes. Wish I could start a new build, have to finish the ones I have going right now. I have been trying to keep my humidity at 20%.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:42 AM
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uh.. why would you want to build a guitar with humidity in the teens? you'll just have trouble when the wood swells.

fwiw, i build year round.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:41 PM
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uh.. why would you want to build a guitar with humidity in the teens? you'll just have trouble when the wood swells.

fwiw, i build year round.
Some times yah jus got to build....
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:41 PM
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Yeah I tend to build on the dry side but I don’t feel good about it.

“Build in the 30s-40s and keep it that way for eternity” would probably be my saying.

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Old 01-08-2018, 01:02 PM
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they make neat humidifiers these days. pretty colors with pleasing animal shapes like elephants and penguins... some will even project beautiful stars and planets up onto the ceiling
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:33 PM
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they make neat humidifiers these days. pretty colors with pleasing animal shapes like elephants and penguins... some will even project beautiful stars and planets up onto the ceiling
Oooo, I like the pretty colors.
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:10 PM
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When Luthiers say to 'build dry' they mean 35% RH. That's asking for trouble Mr. TruckJ. You can get a descent enough room humidifier for probably $40 bucks.
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:11 PM
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I hate filling humidifiers essentially daily......boooo!

And I should say INDEED TRUCKJOHN, Tis the season! I do get more done in the winter.

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