|Project by WaltGarrison||posted 02-17-2013 03:05 PM||1496 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
I made this board following the Wood Whisperer technique; out of Rock maple and Purple Heart. I was quite happy with it until I went to shop this morning and discovered cracks in the largest blocks of Purple Heart that carried all the way through. Everyone of the largest pieces has at least one crack- none of the smaller sizes do.
Yesterday I applied the first coat of finish. It is General Finishes- Salad Bowl Fish . I used Tite Bond II glue and allowed 24 hours for both glue ups.
I am wondering: Did I leave it clamped for too long- over night? Did the drying agent in the finish cause the cracks? Where the two different types of wood not equally cured? I purchased the wood at Wood Craft of Houston. They did not appear to be at all green.
Does anyone have any thoughts or advice? Is it salvageable?
-- WLG- Experience is what you got when you didn't get what you wanted.