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Forum topic by Manitario posted 10-31-2012 01:00 AM 1354 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Manitario

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10-31-2012 01:00 AM

Another question for those of you who’ve worked with large slabs; I have some cracks on the bottom of a large elm slab that I’m going to use for a tabletop. The crack is about 1/2 deep in a 2 1/2” thick slab. I don’t care about the appearance (it’s going to be the underside of the tabletop) but I would not be happy if the crack eventually extended through to the surface. So, several questions:
-is the crack likely to extend if it is just superficial right now?
-if I should fix it, will filling the crack with epoxy work or should I “butterfly” it?
Thanks!

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 01:18 AM

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 12:21 PM

Butterflys (Dutchman) have worked for a long long time.

-- Jerry

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#3 posted 11-05-2012 09:26 AM

...and put pocket screws in the back, just to be sure.

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#4 posted 11-05-2012 01:54 PM

I have used epoxy many times in this scenario, I like to use west system epoxy, the metering pumps are great, with transtint dye to set it off from the wood. I have an end grain table with cracks the whole way through and wider than yours that have not moved in the last 2 years
http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/fixing-a-knot/

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