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    I salvaged some cherry burls from a few sticks of firewood. I cut them into managable chunks and dried them in the microwave. I cut some of the burl chunks into pen blanks and dried them further. When I tested them with my moisture meter the needle didn't move. Assuming the moisture meter is correct, because it reads with other woods, can wood be too dry to work. Obviously pen blanks are small and not subject to massive movement. But I have used some of the dried burl, as roughly measured six by eight inch pedestals/ bases, for mounting pen funnels, business card holders and clock movements for desk presentation pieces. Am I looking at trouble down the road because the wood was less than 6% moisture.

    Thanks,
    Tom
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