SkullandBonesSkateboards.com Forum Index
SkullandBonesSkateboards.com Forum Index  »  MANUFACTURERS FORUM  »  moisture content
 Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 1    

moisture content

Author Message
shawn
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:28 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 26 Mar 2006 Posts: 5
my shop is located in upstate new york.as a result of the cold air the heat is then cranked up,this causing extremely dry air.unfortunatly i have no control over the thermostat.i've since expierienced some cracking in the veneer during the initial pressing. might a humidifier do the trick? if anyone has any suggestions as to how i could resolve this it would be much appreciated .
View user's profile Send private message
Herosk8
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:38 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 14 Jul 2005 Posts: 147 Location: Springfield, MO
As a heating and air guy, I would get a humidifier to get moisture in the air. What kind of heat do you have?

Josh
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
popemarcus101
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:34 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 16 Sep 2004 Posts: 501
where is your shop? just out of curiosity, i'm in upstate ny too
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
boss
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:49 am Reply with quote
Joined: 19 Nov 2007 Posts: 227
definately a humidifier, when I'm dealing with our scorching summers (no ac in the shop) I'll let the glued veneers sit in the mold with little pressure for 5-10 minutes to let the glue "soak". Also you can use a spray bottle to lightly damped the outside of the top and bottom layers, but this causes the grain to raise a bit, then you have some extra sanding to do....my 2 cents. good luck.

It sucks to pull out a blank only to discover a crack.....
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
shawn
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:41 am Reply with quote
Joined: 26 Mar 2006 Posts: 5
my shop is located in rochester ny and the heat in the ware house is steam through radiators. thanks for the help. looks like i'll be getting a humidifier tommorow!
View user's profile Send private message
boss
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:56 am Reply with quote
Joined: 19 Nov 2007 Posts: 227
oh yea, another solution: which ever side is cracking, try putting a single veneer sheet between the mold and the board, the single sheet will crack instead of the board...most times.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Herosk8
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:11 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 14 Jul 2005 Posts: 147 Location: Springfield, MO
with steam radiators on the floor you can always take old pots or tea kettles and fill them with water and set them on top of the radiators. the heat from the radiators will heat up the water like a humidifier. thats a cheap way of doing it. you can even do that with a wood stove to add moisture to the air.

josh
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
popemarcus101
Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:59 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 16 Sep 2004 Posts: 501
what shop do you own?
I live in geneva, about an hour away from rochester and i'm there at least once a week to see my girlfriend who lives there.
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 1    
All times are GMT - 5 Hours
The time now is Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:21 pm
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum