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Posted on HELP - Oak splitting 2 days after glue up

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#1 posted 05-17-2018 02:26 AM

One of the reasons I bought my own saw mill is because I have found that saw mills that sell lumber don’t usually tell the truth when it comes to how long their wood has been drying. If you think about it who would buy wood that was sawed up yesterday? They are buying it because they have a need for it now. The last batch of oak I bought was several months ago and I was told that it was sawed “last winter”.....when I ran some of it thru my table saw there was water literally running out of the boards.
Looks like to me that your lumber was simply not dry enough to use yet. I metered mine and if I remember right it was at something like 56%, but that was, as above, a fresh cut piece checking in the middle of the board. The old saying, “a year per inch” if you set it outside and cover it is still sometimes just not enough.

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