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Forum topic by billthekatt posted 03-11-2010 09:36 AM 957 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2010 09:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question tip lathe turning

hey all. i just got a truck load of river birch in (free). 6 to 18 inches in dia. is there a way to keep it from drying out and cracking. i plan on using it for turning projects. it turn really well green and i would like to keep it that way for awile. any suggestions…thanks

-- larry

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#1 posted 03-12-2010 05:32 PM

Anchor Seal works great for sealing fresh cut logs. I get it at my local Woodcraft store. Just paint it on the ends of the logs and you shouldn’t have any trouble with cracking. My local electric company just cut down some Ash trees behind my house and conveniently cut them into useable sizes. I went back and helped them clear their mess :). I used the Anchor seal on them and they are still in great condition.

There are probably comparable products out there, I just don’t them off the top of my head. I hope this helps.

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#2 posted 03-12-2010 09:57 PM

billthekatt, woodcraft discontinued Anchor Seal, but you can order direct for UC-coatings here.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#3 posted 03-12-2010 11:18 PM

thanks. i saw that they discontinued it. thanks for the link..

-- larry

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