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Forum topic by tommyc325 posted 11-09-2018 01:25 AM 274 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tommyc325

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11-09-2018 01:25 AM

Hi Everyone

I just purchased a few rough sawn oak boards from my local mill.

The moisture content right now is at 13% and there is some checking / cracking happening at the end of the boards at the moment.

My question is will this cracking continue to happen? Im using these boards as is for some rustic shelves. I don’t mind the crack as it is but will the cracking continue to expand?

Another odd question I have is whats the name of the metal “s” like a piece that gets hammered into the end of lumber.

Thanks again, everyone.


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John Smith

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#1 posted 11-09-2018 12:03 PM

Tommy – I just recently found out the secret of the “S” stamped into a log.
they are of different sizes hammered into a potential problematic crack or split
to try to contain or minimize the damage to good lumber.
https://uccoatings.com/products/logsavers-flitchsavers/
and it appears that the newer style Flitch or Log Savers are plastic so they
will not damage saws or planers like the old metal style.
and it takes a special FlitchSaver hammer to pound them in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw5Ge_xZYus

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-- I started out with nothing in life ~ and still have most of it left.

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Kazooman

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#2 posted 11-09-2018 01:25 PM

Thanks for the post, John. Very interesting. Probably old hat to many, but news to me. I haven’t even finished my first cup of coffee and I already learned something new this morning. If it was’t for the first real snowfall of the season laying on the ground outside I would have said it was gong to be a great day.

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WDHLT15

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#3 posted 11-14-2018 12:16 PM

At 13%, you should be good.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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rwe2156

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#4 posted 11-14-2018 02:22 PM

I don’t think it will check much more you are almost there mc wise.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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