|Forum topic by dpoisson||posted 09-23-2012 01:20 AM||2501 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-23-2012 01:20 AM
Howdy everyone, I cut a couple of game call blanks a couple of months ago. I thought they were dry, but I’ve noticed that they started cracking near the ends (very very small cracks, 3/8th’s in length, just barely apparently, no depth really).
I did a quick check online with what I had on hands and I saw that I could seal the ends using a mix of paraffin and mineral spirits (50/50). I double-dipped all of my blanks (except the first couple of blanks, which are on the left on the pic below) in such a solution and left them to dry…however, it’s been nearly 8 hrs now and the ends are still very soft. I’m starting to wonder if I should remove the excess paraffin from the blanks? Anyone else ever do something similar? I would be tempted to scrape off the excess paraffin so that it looks more like the sides of the 2-3 blanks on the left (bloodwood).
Here’s what it looks like: