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Forum topic by Dukegijoe posted 03-28-2010 03:00 PM 1133 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Dukegijoe

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03-28-2010 03:00 PM

Okay, so I made a Jobillo bandsaw box from a turning blank, which I posted last night. My second attempt was a box made from Marblewood, but my wife called me away from the box about midway through. I didn’t think this would be a big deal, but coming back the next day, i found cracks (almost clean all the way through) in the 1/2 in top and bottom, as well as across the walls of the box. Has anyone else worked with Marblewood? What techniques can I use to reduce cracking? btw, I am located in Houston, TX with a lot of humidity, and the wood block starts with a wax coating (which probably doesn’t allow the wood to acclimate very well). Thanks.

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#1 posted 02-24-2017 11:13 PM

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Yeah the wood was probably not at equilibrium when you cut it so it lost a lot of moisture very quickly causing the cracking. Acclimatizing small pieces must be a bit of an art as the surface area to moisture content is pretty high.

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