I’m looking for advice on the importance of climate control. It’s been a long time since I last visited the site or made a post. Just checked out my last post was 1 yr and 9 months ago. I’ve been living in Perth on a working holiday but now I’m back and ready to start woodworking again.
I friend who’s going travelling himself has lent me his workshop to use but I’m a bit concerned about climate control. It’s an old farm outbuilding. I’ve haven’t been to look at it recently. I had a quick visit over a year ago. I’m going to head out the this week and have a proper look and take some photos. I was going to take a thermometer up there a record the temperature throughout the day just to see what going on. I’m not sure weather I need to concern myself with humidity. Can I get away with basic insulation and small wood fire to heat during the winter.
I’m going to be using the workshop a lot, getting at least 30 hours in a week depending on whatever supplement work I can find to keep me afloat. I’ll be using both air and kiln dried woods. To start with I’m going to be making dovetail box’s. I have an style I like which I’ll be developing. But I’ll be moving on to give all types of woodworking a go, no matter the product, species of wood, aesthetic style or technique used to build it.
So I’m really just looking for advice and ideas for serious furniture making in an old outbuilding as a workshop.
Not entirely sure on this but I do recall Paul saying that once your stock has been in a location for a while it doesn’t really warp anymore.
I would do it in that case the way Matthew Cremona from YouTube does it. When you want to use a particular piece, flatten it out roughly at first and then after a few days flatten it out again. That way it should stay stable enough to use at least for as long as your project will take.