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WDHLT15

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#1 posted 06-23-2014 01:00 AM

Wood shrinks and swells across the grain. It does not shrink or swell longitudinally (with the grain) very much at all. Putting cross grain to long grain sets up a powerful conflict in how the wood will behave with changes in environmental conditions, particularly humidity. When one piece is moving in relation to changes in humidity and the other piece it is attached to (as in glued or screwed with no allowance for movement), something has to give. That is what happened to you.

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


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