Re: H28 bath - opinions on how long to let her soak?
Just to give you an indication of the tension in Eucalypt timbers as they come off the saw:
If you go to a proper mill they'd "cut" the bow out of the timber by re-sawing the timber, which would be cut to a larger dimension that that I've shown to begin with. Needless to say, on a green piece of timber cut to final dimension, if it's allowed to dry out it will reveal these tensions again. Soak it and they will head back to it green shape.
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