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#1 posted 03-29-2011 01:08 AM

Very hard woods sometimes have very long drying times. Krenov
writes about the disappointment of opening up a board he had
for probably over a decade and having it start to check immediately.

The denser the wood the harder it is to get dry and stable in general.

In building guitars with backs and sides of wenge and other exotics,
it’s essential to use binding and glue to seal the end grain.

My guess is you should have used a bread-board end. You can still add
them of course.

The surface checking can be filled with a variety of patches, but I like
shellac burn-in sticks.

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