Sealing/Finishing End Cut Wood Clock

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Forum topic by lhartmann posted 09-25-2012 07:25 PM 1618 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-25-2012 07:25 PM

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So this is the first time I’ve used an end cut piece of wood right from the tree. I’m making a clock and was wondering what would be the best way to finish it to keep it from cracking anymore then it already has. I bought some Anchor Seal 2 but am not sure if this is something you us for finish work or something just to use to keep fresh cut boards from cracking. Here is a picture of what I am working with.

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#1 posted 09-25-2012 08:51 PM

Short of displacing all the moisture in the wood with something that won’t evaporate, it will continue to shrink and split until it reaches equilibrium with ambient humidity. And the only stuff I’m aware of that may do that is polyethylene glycol (PEG), which is done by soaking the wood in PEG long enough for it to replace the water. Anchor Seal won’t work.

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