store the wood flat,work the glue fast as lightning...
no seriously, humidity is a big problem unless you can afford to run a/c in your shop 24/7 which I can't, so here is what I typically do, I spend the summer planning my bigger projects and buying up stock for them so I don't have to make a mad dash when I'm in the middle of a project, like screws,finish, tack cloths
brads,etc. then when it cools down in mid sept. the projects don't stop until mid june. as for the glue it's hard to work with glue in humidity most people won't even attempt a glue up in the humudity especially here in the md-west.
thats my two cents worth, hope it helps
[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON Nov-06-00 AT 00:35AM (CDT)[/font][p]I'm not sure what you call high humidity but here in Cairns for six months of the year the humidity is over 80% and for three of those months it's over 90%. We also get in excess of 6 metres of rain annually. As far as woodworking goes , if you stick with traditional methods of joinery you'll have no problems at all. Often I build something in our wet season and within 48 hrs. it'll have been to 30,000 ft in an aircraft, and placed into a centrally heated home in the US. I've never had any problems .
Finishing can be a problem with high humidity , but then I don't finish at the final sprayed coat, so it dewpoint flash doesn't worry me. P.S. my shop is open to the weather on 3 sides.
My basement shop gets very humid in the late summer (NE pa). My single ply fiberglass garage door does very little to nothing to stop the outside heat meeting the inside cooler air. It gets so bad I actually have small puddles on the floor where the moisture runs off the walls. My solution was getting the largest capacity dehumidifier and setting it up in an unused corner of the shop. It has stopped my tools from rusting and has no doubt saved me chunks of money to replace warped lumber. It has also stopped my rags and workshirts that I leave down there from smelling musty or getting moldy. It isn't cheap to run but it certainly beats the constant upkeep on the tables for the drill press etc. It was the best $179 I've spent for a non-tool. give it a try.