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#1 posted 03-22-2009 11:12 AM

I had a ton of cherry planks my neighbor sawed up for me when a storm took down one of my cherry trees. (Nice to have a neighbor with a sawmill) I bought some blocks of paraffin and melted them in an old pot over a hibachi then dipped the plank ends in the pot for about a minute – just be careful not to let the paraffin get too hot – it can catch on fire. It worked pretty well – I still had some minor cracks in the boards but I saved several feet from each board by dipping them – I had some that weren’t dipped and they had cracks starting in the end grain that ran for 18 inches up the board – wasted wood. Still have a few planks left…........ hmmmmm what to do with those????

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