|Forum topic by DW833||posted 05-16-2016 01:39 AM||708 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-16-2016 01:39 AM
I occasionally pickup ditch wood to use for wood turning. Most of what I find is maple and its variants like sugar maple. I plan on using the logs for whatever. Including bowls, lidded boxes and spindle work.
I’ve previously used latex paint to seal logs, but had poor results. At least 50% of logs cracked moderately to severely. With most of those unusable.
So I’ve purchased Anchorseal 2 for sealing the logs. I’ve heard there is a difference between the original and current version, but not sure what it is. Anchorseal 2 is all that woodcraft had in stock. I brushed one coat on a few logs to see how it works. Looks ok to me, but not sure if it is thick enough. It dried clear on most of the logs.
How many coats should be used.
Also, I’ve stored the logs in a shed after sealing. Don’t have much of an option on that. In Florida it can be really hot and humid during the spring and summer months. Is there anything else I should do to reduce checking/cracking on the logs.