Ron Herman: Barometric Pressure & Woodworking – 360w360 E.233

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking we talk with Ron Herman of to get his take on how barometric pressures figure into our woodworking. Along with how pressure effects wood, he shares stories on how it effects your tools, too.

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Weather Changes Woodworking

Many woodworkers wonder why their projects bend, twist, warp and crack after they’re assembled. And sometimes tight-fitting dovetails made on one day seem overly tight the next. Confused? Ron takes the guesswork out of the equation. According to him, the major culprit is weather, specifically it’s barometric pressure. During the discussion Ron emphasize why the handles of socket chisels fall out, why cutting boards split and why there isn’t much you can do to stop it. What you can do is prepare.

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