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Forum topic by Toninho posted 05-11-2012 09:58 PM 832 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Toninho

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05-11-2012 09:58 PM

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Lately I’ve been using some pine pallets, but I have noticed that some shingles have cracks. Is there any wax or resin that I can use to prevent cracks in pine?! He loved to know your opinions and advice! Thank you Friends and good weekend

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#1 posted 05-12-2012 07:23 AM

The cracks are probably stress fractures. If the cracking isn’t too bad, you can mix up some very fine sawdust with wood glue and putty them in. If you are finding yourself using a trowel though, I would consider the board lost and move on. If there is just one large crack that runs down the middle, cut the board on both sides of the crack and edge glue it back together. As far as prevention goes, give the pallets some time to acclimate in your shop before surfacing and cutting the pieces. I would also recommend not surfacing the lumber until you are ready to work on the project. If you are not going to work on the piece immediately, or if you are taking an extended break from the project, place the boards in a garbage bag. This will slow down the drying and help prevent warping and shrinkage (thank you stumpynubs for sharing that one). Once the pine has a top coat (stain, paint, poly, etc.) it should be safe from cracking due to shrinkage. I would not use thin pine for high stress projects though.

Hope this helps.

David

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#2 posted 05-12-2012 03:21 PM

Hello David! His help was very useful for me, I’m a newbie and I love working with wood scroll saw but lately I have worked in the recycling of used pallets. I did not know that by placing the timber in a trash bag would desacelarar drying. I’m always learning here at forum L.J. I’ll follow your advice and much David Thanks for letting me have clarified the doubts! Cheers friend and a big hug from Portugal.

Antonio Guerreiro

-- António Guerreiro https://www.facebook.com/bichosdamadeira

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#3 posted 05-12-2012 05:18 PM

My pleasure Antonio. I am learning also. We all have something to give. I look forward to seeing your projects :)

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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