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Posted on Cracks in the walnut of an end grain cutting board

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 01:00 AM

Wood is a natural material that comes with natural defects. You have to plan for the occasional natural flaw when planning a project. When you purchase rough sawn / dried stock for a project you have to be prepared for a hidden defect in the stock when you joint and plane it into the desired dimensions. Same goes for the thicker pieces used to build cutting boards, even if they have been prepped from the rough sawn state. You really need to be prepared to deal with natural flaws in the stock.

- Kazooman

100% Correct.
Except….none of the defects in the photo’s are natural in any way. They are kiln drying defects and shouldn’t be thought of as acceptable or normal.

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