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Forum topic by brownred posted 11-20-2012 05:03 PM 603 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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brownred

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11-20-2012 05:03 PM

About a month ago I cut down a Hickory tree that has died.
I want to dry some of the short log pieces that I cut for later turning.
Is there something that your supposed to paint on the ends to prevent or minimize checking and cracking?

Thanks

-- Phil in Sutallee Georgia


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crank49

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#1 posted 11-20-2012 05:52 PM

Anchor Seal
or
latex paint

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#2 posted 11-20-2012 10:34 PM

i just use leftover paint from other projects.

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#3 posted 11-20-2012 11:26 PM

I have used paint but prefer to coat the end grain with wood glue.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 11-21-2012 04:54 AM

Paint is marginal. I have had poor results with it. Anchorseal is designed for just this purpose. You can get it at UC Coatings. Life is short. Use the best. Use anchorseal. I cut and air dry roughly 10,000 BF of hardwood lumber a year. Anchorseal is wonderful stuff.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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