Every bit as wet as the summer of ’68
This has been the wettest summer that I can remember in the Great Lakes, and this is my sixty-eighth. The only wetter period that comes to mind, was the summer of 1968, and I spent that summer in Southeast Asia as a representative of my Uncle Sam. For those of you who question wood’s ability to expand and contract due to changing moisture content, take a look at this;
This is the shelf under a bench that has been in my shop for nearly two years. The material is air dried red elm. It was loose fitted to begin with. Imagine my surprise when I reached under the bench to grab a long plane!
Dispel you doubts. Plan on the expansion (and contraction). You’ll be glad you did.
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