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#1 posted 12-28-2012 03:39 PM

Don’t know what is in it but Anchor Seal is a product used to coat the ends of green lumber to control checking and splitting while air drying. It looks like milky varnish, is thick and slimy out of the can, but dries clear.

I know this is not a finish, but it doesn’t look bad.
It’s Not glossy; Just makes the wood look dark.
But, it controls the drying process and keeps the stresses equalized and that’s what you need IMHO.

As Bondo said, nothing is going to prevent a whole log from splitting, but the longer you can extend the drying process and allow even and balanced evaporation from all surfaces the better the results will be.

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