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Posted on HELP - Oak splitting 2 days after glue up

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#1 posted 05-17-2018 10:23 AM

I am looking for guidance on this (best practice to follow for future to avoid issues)

- BoilerUp21

Find a new lumber supplier.
The lumber in the first 3 pictures wasn’t dried properly and the checking wasn’t caused by anything you did, or didn’t do. I’ll almost guarantee the checking was there when you bought the lumber, you just didn’t see it. Unless the checking is extreme (honeycomb) it can be pretty difficult to spot on a rough sawn board.
Read up on checking, honeycomb, and case hardening.
You’re getting a poor reading(s) with your meter as well. There’s no such thing as wood/lumber with a zero moisture content.

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