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#1 posted 12-18-2012 08:12 PM

Anchorseal for the ends. This lateafter sawing you should cut off a short end cut, then Anchorseal. This works well on apple and wild woods. I also use pressure. Don’t have lots of space or clamps but put the stickered apple on solid floor then build square 4×4 veneer press or any strong square shape. Use clamping cauls, place apple inside and use car jack or hyd jack—cauls on top. Squeeze it when it start to look loose. 8/4 and 6/4 is good. All mine was thin and still I lost a lot. (Ends split like crazy). On wildwoods I now take off the bark, Rip through the center yields 2 pcs, heart facing out squeeze and I am waxing any small cracks. Fruit woods are very slow to dry (learned hard way). Still thinking about using it as a sawn veneer (1/8) glued to solid wood or birch ply. Solid wood split after 4yrs dry in shed. One guy said have someone else do it. Wise advise. Good luck P.S. Finishihing—Instead of sanding try a card scraper—I got much clearer and colorful figure.

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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