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chrisncarrie

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04-30-2009 02:37 AM

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i recently had some walnut logs cut up, and i was just wanting to know if there is anything i can wipe or paint on the end of the boards to keep them from splitting. thanks


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interpim

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#1 posted 04-30-2009 02:39 AM

Latex paint.

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 04-30-2009 02:47 AM

thanks

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#3 posted 04-30-2009 04:29 AM

candle wax on top of that.

-- I like trees ...... as long as their by the board foot.

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#4 posted 04-30-2009 04:44 PM

AnchorSeal is made just for that…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 04-30-2009 07:13 PM

Latex paint doesn’t really work. Aluminized roof paint will work better, but it’s messy. Go buy some anchorseal.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#6 posted 05-02-2009 08:45 AM

I’ve had great success with water borne paint on Walnut and Maple and have just (last month) coated the ends of White Oak with water borne stain…..so far , not even a hint of checking : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 05-02-2009 01:39 PM

I have dried close to 250,000 bf of lumber in 4,000 bf kilns. I had so little problem with end cracking that it wasn’t worth the time or expense of putting anything on the ends. I am not saying that endcoating doesn’t work, it just didn’t save or make me any money. I used to work for a sawmill hauling their lumber to a very large lumber company that dries millions of bf per year. They didn’t endcoat either.

If you want to do it right, Anchorseal is the top selling endcoating.
If you go to http://www.uccoatings.com/Home/Products/ANCHORSEAL and click on their web store, they sell it in containers as small as 1 quart.

-- David, Southern Indiana

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#8 posted 05-02-2009 02:14 PM

Anchor Seal and AIR DRY the Walnut!!! You will be much happier with the color.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 05-02-2009 04:22 PM

I’ve dried a bunch of apple, mulberry, and elm with no sealant on the ends, and had no checking. I think checking also has to do with when the tree was cut down, and the moisture content of the tree at that time. Say for instance, you cut a tree down today in the height of it’s growing season. It would have a considerably higher MC than it would in the fall, which could lead to checking and other drying defects if you’re not careful.

I will be cutting and milling a couple walnut trees in a few weeks, and I know that this will be an issue, so I will be buying anchorseal. It would suck to ruin such a nice load of wood due to something as trivial as sealing the ends.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#10 posted 05-17-2009 03:59 AM

I think the mills use latex

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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