Boring Holes in Wet Wood
If you are unsure of the moisture content deep inside a thick timber a moisture meter won’t really help you. The best thing I know is to start drilling on a scrap piece and see what the auger bit brings up. Of course I can’t really see an instance where I would really need to know this considering I don’t work with large timbers that much. I’m just trying to justify this since I have so much fun watching the wood shavings change color as they get wetter and wetter the deeper I go.
Drilling through wet wood is so much easier too, just don’t get distracted in mid hole. My phone rang and I went to answer it, got pulled into some other things and when I came back 40 minutes later the wet wood had shrunk a bit freezing the bit in the hole.
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