shrinkage rates

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    Anyone know where to find published radial and tangential shrinkage rates for African Mohogany?
     
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    Did you try a goog >>> forest products laboratory, radial and tangential shrinkage rates for African Mohogany
     
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    I found it in the Dry Kiln Operator's Manual shortly after I first posted the question. By the way, chapter 1, page 37.

    Varies quite a bit from something I had found online from another source.

    Manual says tangental 4.5; another online source 6.6

    Manual says radial 2.5; another online source 3.7

    Manual says specific gravity 0.42; another online source says 0.55
     
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    Good find Dan.
     
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    Those wood workers always have good info.
     
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