LumberJocks

possible crack in wood

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by Mahdi Taheri posted 11-01-2015 03:38 PM 446 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Mahdi Taheri's profile

Mahdi Taheri

10 posts in 957 days


11-01-2015 03:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: crack walnut

hi ,
i made a project for trophy stand from 4” 4” 2” dry walnut blocks
some of them have the center ring of the tree inside them (some completely some partly).
I’m worried whether blocks crack in the future or not.
what’s your opinion


5 replies so far

View jumbojack's profile

jumbojack

1667 posts in 2089 days


#1 posted 11-01-2015 03:54 PM

IF they were DRY you will probably be OK.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

View Mahdi Taheri's profile

Mahdi Taheri

10 posts in 957 days


#2 posted 11-01-2015 05:52 PM

@jumbojack thanks

View SignWave's profile

SignWave

320 posts in 2500 days


#3 posted 11-02-2015 12:40 AM

I think you’re right to be concerned. I’ve had bad luck when including the pith/center. It’s not certain to crack, but it raises the odds.

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

View TheFridge's profile

TheFridge

5765 posts in 951 days


#4 posted 11-02-2015 12:47 AM

Highest chance of checking/splitting with the pith in.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

View Mahdi Taheri's profile

Mahdi Taheri

10 posts in 957 days


#5 posted 11-02-2015 04:16 AM

@SignWave, @TheFridge thank you.
i was thinking to prevent possible cracks in future projects. my solution is to press 2 or more layers of wood and make blocks from them.
what is your suggestion?

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com