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yellow poplar mc
« on: January 21, 2007, 12:42:14 AM »
what is the "assumed" moisture content of green yellow poplar?

the toolbox calculator says it weights 3.2 lbs/bf green

what is the weight at 10% ??? ??? ??? ???
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Re: yellow poplar mc
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2007, 09:22:10 AM »
The DKOM says the heartwood starts at 83% and the sapwood 106%. The DKOM also says it weighs 2.549 pounds per boardfoot at 15%and 2.454 at 6%. A handy book, the DKOM!

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Re: yellow poplar mc
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2007, 06:35:56 AM »

Instead of using assumed MC use your microwave to oven dry a sample.  You can also check out the lab auction sites and pick up a nice little Blue M Lab oven for a few hundred $$. 

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Re: yellow poplar mc
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2007, 01:45:11 PM »
A word of caution - dry the piece in the microwave in steps.  If you are too agressive your microwave will never smell the same  :D  If you take your time the odor is actually quite pleasant-you may even begin to wonder just what poplar taste like  ;)
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Re: yellow poplar mc
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2007, 09:46:23 PM »
Ditto what OWW said.  It took several weeks to get the "smoke" smell out of my microwave the first time I tried that method. 

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Re: yellow poplar mc
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2007, 03:20:11 AM »
Hello again.  When I dry wood samples I use lowest power and run first time for twenty to thirty minutes. Paper towel under sample. weigh and run lowest power for ten minutes. Run the rest low power/ five minutes until no weight change. Moniter first long run, may have to modify time.    [/size] Homer

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