Earlier this week I heard a strange sound at a BIB workshop. It came from this thing.
John Thompson purchased the device to locate moisture that seeps through carpets but found that it can be used to detect lifelines too. Where there’s moisture, the device sounds. Where the wood has died, the machine is silent. See his demonstration on a large olive below.
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Mary Miller says
Tell us more! … Sounds like John came up with a real winner. What’s the name of this item?
Jonas Dupuich says
It’s a urine detector.
Jonas, where can we buy this machine?
They make very similar equipment for measuring the moisture content of wood when doing woodworking. Most full service woodworking stores will have one or more models available.