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Mark Geserick

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2586 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: green lumber drying hardwoods preventing logs from splittin on the ends

I HAVE RECENTLY AQUIRED SOME WALNUT, MAPLE AND POPLAR TREES THAT HAVE BEEN CUT INTO ROUGH LUMBER. I WANT TO KNOW HOW TO TREAT THE ENDS TO MINIMIZE SPLITTING. IN OTHER WORDS WHAT DO YOU PAINT ON THE ENDS OF THE GREEN WOOD?

-- Mark, South Jersey


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schroeder

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#1 posted 2586 days ago

Really, you can use just “paint”, but I know WoodCrafters sells a commercial end paint for just that. Also, you can make a large staple and drive in the ends at the center of the board, 3-4” long, 2-3” deep, (don’t forget to pull them back out when you finally use the lumber!)

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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Karson

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#2 posted 2586 days ago

There is a wax emulsion that has wax suspended in water and you paint it on. Or some latex or enamel paint.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 2568 days ago

I’ve had good results using yellow carpenters glue. I give it a couple of coats, because it soaks in. I think the waterproof version would be best. I’ve got some Maple wood turning blanks, about 6” square on a shelf for several years, with no cracks. They recommend watering the glue down a little, but I always use it full strength.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Hawgnutz

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#4 posted 2568 days ago

Schroeder, why the staple? Does it help stabilize the grain? What would you use to fabricate one? Could you use a wire hanger to make the staple, or what?
This intrigues me!

Dick, would elmer’s carpentry glue work? I am getting some green wood and need to dry it, also. I would like to minimize checking and splitting, too.

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 2568 days ago

Anchorseal is the brand name of the emulsion you guys are talking about, you get from woodcraft. You can get it cheaper probably off ebay and buy it by the gallon it’s cheaper that way, if you can buy more its cheaper yet, about 17.00-20.00 USD A gallon. It does work good though. I treat all my wood with it. I’ve also used paint, latex and oil based to the same success. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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brunob

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#6 posted 2568 days ago

I’ve used Anchorseal with good results but I may try the carpenters glue suggestion.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Partridge

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#7 posted 2566 days ago

there is some sealer called Check Stop that i got a Roda paints. this sealer is used by the mills around here….
< if it were bad, they would not use it> ...I am trying and will let you know.

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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scott shangraw

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#8 posted 2566 days ago

Our local saw mill also uses the check stop seems to get good results

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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