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Posted on Are cracks like this in QSRO common?

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#1 posted 01-01-2019 01:42 PM

It is probable that the wood was dried a bit too fast. If oak is dried too fast, some of the wood fibers will fail internally due to the stress of the drier shell trying to shrink but the too wet core won’t let it. That stress is relieved by internal checking. I have dried thousands of bf of oak in my kiln, and so far, I have only messed up one load. I assumed the moisture content was low enough going in for the settings that I was running the kiln under, but I was wrong. Dried it too fast and many of the 2” thick boards honeycombed.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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