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Posted on HELP - Oak splitting 2 days after glue up

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#1 posted 05-16-2018 11:43 PM

For a pin-type moisture meter, I’ve read that the reading should be taken on the end grain after a few inches has been cut off. That way you’re getting the reading of the moisture inside the wood.

To fill, you can go with Timbermate, or for a more durable fill, epoxy putty. I did a blog post about using epoxy putty that may help. It goes into way more detail than you’ll need, but there are some helpful tips in there.

Timbermate is water based and remains water soluble until it is top coated. If this wood will be for an outdoor project, don’t use it, go with epoxy putty.

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