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Forum topic by SG6578 posted 02-25-2015 01:30 AM 768 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2015 01:30 AM

Well, it’s official. I think I like purchasing hardwoods almost more than I like making stuff out of them. The beginning phases of a lumber hoarder. I need an Alaskan mill badly. I can’t get a woodmizer, I would have to check into rehab.

Picked up a beautiful 5/4 slab of walnut 15” wide x 100” long tonight for a very good price. ($50) Looks to be chainsaw mill cut.

Was air dried and read 10% for moisture so it’s got a little ways to go yet.

It has two decent sized checks in the ends (I assume from not being sealed). Also has a hairline crack about 6” long in the middle.

I plan on holding on to it for awhile before using it. Is there any way I can prevent these cracks from progressing or am I worrying about this too much?

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#1 posted 02-25-2015 01:37 AM

Nah, don’t worry about those two cracks. Keep it at least 12” of the ground with plenty of air flow on both sides.


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#2 posted 02-25-2015 04:45 AM

Lucky you the last 4/4X7X10 walnut cost me $40

-- I meant to do that!

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