#1
Would Oak be any good for a body, what kind of tone does it have.
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#2
No. BAD idea.
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#3
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No. BAD idea.

Why? You can make a guitar out of anything, near enough.
#5
Personally id make one out of cement
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#7
Sounds like a load of technical bull**** to me. People build guitars from ply for f*ck sake. If you have it, and it's been properly dried, go for it man.
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#8
yea oak guitars sound good, but they are uber heavy so you gotta get a good strap and maby chamber it.
#9
We just cut a bunch of pretty big oaks around the house before the next hurricane so I have plenty of it. How do I dry it properly, how long will it take?
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#12
^yea dont read that thred, its basicly one big pissing contest with no real info..all crazy luither pissing contest stuff..
#13
My grandfather has a kiln for his pottery is that the kind I need?
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#14
that will work but its going to be a really low temp for a long time, its only to dry the wood really, its not a must but its really nice because you dont have to wait forever.
#15
Well it will be a while before I start a year or so. I'm about to start on my first build, but I'm buying a warmoth tele body for it.
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#16
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My grandfather has a kiln for his pottery is that the kind I need?



just use your oven, it works too. just make sure you have a drip pan for sap.
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#17
what temp?
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#18
well, the higher it is, the faster it will dry. at room temp in a low humid contition, it will dry out in about a year. but i know you dont ahve that kind of time, so the hotter, the faster, my ceramics teacher told me about 400 degrees would be fine.
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#19
^ im no wood expert but wouldnt that burn the wood?
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#20
Ok, you CAN'T dry wood in a pottery kiln. The temp is too high. The best way to dry timber is to leave it in a warm and dry place for a few years. Suggested drying time is a year/inch thick. You try to dry it too quickly, the wood will crack. You don't dry it, and the wood will warp, and crack the clear coat. You're a lot better off buying your wood pre-dried. It's not really that expensive either.
If you want to dry it in a wood kiln, you would have to custom make on. I have no idea about the temp for drying it or how long it would take. Air drying is the easiest, you might have to cut two pieces of wood 1 inch thick and dry them for a year.
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#21
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^ im no wood expert but wouldnt that burn the wood?


my ceramics teacher said at 550, wood will catch fire, so 400 would be okay. if you want to be safe, i would do 300.
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#22
400 degrees? If you're going to be cooking your wood at 400 degrees, expect mucho cracking, warping and split/cracked wood. 400 degrees is WAY to hot to be cooking in a kiln, no wood kiln will ever get hotter than 140-150 degrees.

I'm going to vote for either letting it air dry, or taking it to somebody with a kiln who knows how to properly dry wood. You can tell him what moisture content you want it down to (anywhere from 6%-8% is acceptable) and to avoid case hardening!

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#23
Yay! Algee agrees with me
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