A few days ago I bought the purpleheart blank for my first project. I had to put Lima upside down to find this wood because almost the 100% of it is exported so when this guy had no problem in selling it to me I didn't thought about it twice. It is 110"x4"x1" (and it cost me around $2.7 which was much more cheaper than I thought it would be ). When I asked about the % of humidity he said 15% more or less. I bought it becuase it will be harder to find something better. I have read in several places that woods should be at 10% or 12%. Should it be a problem to work with woods with 15% of humidity? It's summer here but here we usually breath water the whole year and I don't think that somebody will accept to put my blank on their kilns. Some friend told me to put it under the sun at the day and put it in a closed place at night when the humidity rises. What do you guys think??