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05-03-2010 06:03 PM

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I had to cut down a nectarine tree this past weekend and I figured I’d save the wood and maybe make some carvings with it or something. I’ve seen how ya’ll talk about ‘anchor seal’ but I can’t find it in the shops (granted I’ve looked at ACE, and HD). Is there something else I can do to keep the wood from cracking?

Also, I cut about a 7 inch long piece that has maybe a 3 1/2 inch diameter to carve with. I thought I read on here how someone microwaved the wood to dry it faster. I tried that and the wood made like a banana and split. Any tricks on drying small pieces that would be used for carving?

-- Josh, South Jordan Utah

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#1 posted 05-03-2010 06:04 PM

By the way I had no idea how beautiful nectarine wood would be. I should post a picture, its really amazing.

-- Josh, South Jordan Utah

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#2 posted 05-04-2010 01:09 AM

You can get Anchorseal at Woodcraft

Or their web page

A lot of people use latex paint.

I have microwaved wood. I’d recommend that you google it, there’s a lot out there on it. Its good to have an extra oven, you could stink up the kitchen.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#3 posted 05-04-2010 09:02 PM

ditto on the uc coatings link

-- Des

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