Prepping New Cut Blanks

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  1. TL3791

    TL3791 New Member

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    Hello All,

    I have some pecan that was just cut into 2" slabs. I'm using this on some solid body builds. The log had been cut about 3 weeks prior to me taking delivery. The log section i had millecd is approximately 28 inches long. The ends already began cracking before I picked the log up. Will sealing the ends prevent further damage? If not, what other steps need to be taken?

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  2. bruce bennett

    bruce bennett Active Member

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    wax the ends, sticker stack all boards with 1" sticks, stack in a warm, dry enclosed area with a fan on low circulating the air around it and monitor the humidity, shoot for about 45% first two months and start walking that down over the next 2 years (air drying requires 2 years per inch of thickness) to a final of about 14% (6 months if you wish to use forced heating)
    end cracking IS NORMAL when drying wood. its part of the natural loss (the angels portion) in the drying process. you can't completely eliminate it, so don't worry about it.
     

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