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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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How does weather may affect a project?


I'm writing to ask something. The answer may be obvious but I better make sure.

I started a project on last year's summer and did not finish it. Mainly because I was moving to Continental USA. At the moment I was living in the Caribbean so the weather was always the same. No drastic changes in the temperature.

Now I want to continue with my project but it is snowing. And when it is not snowing the temperature is around 30 to 40 Fahrenheit. I live in an apartment now, so I do not have a garage to work on. Therefore, I have to work on the balcony which is basically outdoors.

I'm working on a veneer, and later I have to do some painting. I'm afraid this weather will not help me to complete the project or even damaged what I have accomplished already.

Do you advice me do work like that? Working indoors is definitely out of the scenario. So I'm was thinking about going out to the balcony, do whatever I need to do and then bring the body back inside when I'm done for the day. And repeat until I'm done with the project. Or should I keep the project on hold until the weather gets better?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-09-2012, 01:24 AM
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Re: How does weather may affect a project?

No, no and no.

What you are proposing will ruin the instrument.

Guitars made of wood need to be kept in a temperate climate. No extreme temperature changes (inside to outside), steady 45% humidity, out of direct sunlight. This does not even address the needs of finishing which are even more stringent.

I suggest you go to the library and get a few good books on wood working and lutherie. Study them for a while, make a shop in your apartment and continue with the build or whatever you are doing.
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