Originally Posted by Basswood
I made a stave shell by myself some years ago, and yes, they do expand significantly, especially when they are stored in a humid basement for example.. I ended up with a completely different sound, lol
I put some wax on the inside, it helps a bit and seems to retard the process where the wood is absorbing the moisture.
Stave builder, your snares look great! I am pretty sure they even sound like they look.
Interesting, I had no idea stave expanded so much. I think regular applications of linseed oil or Watco could preserve the wood by displacing water and eliminating moisture-related swelling. On the other hand, I wonder what effect those oils have on the glue.