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TheWoodsman

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#1 posted 1246 days ago

Herb is giving good advice. Anything with bark still on will attract the bugs first.

Also, in log form large cracks will form and every board later sawn from the log will include these big cracks. If you coat the end as soon as the logs are cut and get the logs sawn within a few weeks you may avoid any cracking at all. I have red oak lumber which I did this too and they didn’t crack at all. The ends are usable right out to the last inch. I generally use up any old oil based paint or varnish on the ends first and when I run out of that I use Anchorseal. I always use a couple good coats on the log ends. I tried latex before but water based paint doesn’t stick well to logs ends that are wet. It just flakes off.

-- I'm the Woodsman . . . the four-wheelin', tree-farmin', custom-furniture-makin' descendant of Olaf "The Woodcutter" Ingjaldsson.


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