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Splits in oak

by trsnider
posted 10-28-2018 08:09 PM

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#1 posted 10-28-2018 08:25 PM

Is it just one side, or does it go all the way through? As long as it’s only on one side, then I’ve found plenty of ways to hide flaws, errs, and just plain ugly wood. Usually, it involves a wall, door, or something else that just makes it impossible to see without actually looking for it. If all else fails, just ignore it. You’d be surprised how ‘blind’ you go after a while.

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#2 posted 10-28-2018 08:31 PM

I’ve used wood that had cracks like you’ve seen and even some obvious knots. It adds character. I’m a human wood worker not a machine. I expect I’ll have imperfections.

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#3 posted 10-28-2018 10:46 PM

If they are not on both sides, then turn the splits to the inside of the cabinet. You could fill them too with a little hide glue and sawdust.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 10-28-2018 10:47 PM

Repair, then repair some more, the wood moves and checks that weren’t there before appear…repair some more.
That kind of stuff is notorious for popping up on quarter sawn edges and faces with humidity changes.

I’d have a fire….but thats just me.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#5 posted 10-29-2018 12:46 AM

I’ll surface some of it and see how deep the splits are. If they end up in the middle and aren’t deep I’ll fill them in.
As for the cupped piece I’ll rip it and see how much is left after squaring it up. I’m thinking both pieces might end up as end grain cutting boards or maybe firewood.
“Never buy lumber just because the price is good” there’s probably a reason for that.
Thanks to all.

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#6 posted 11-06-2018 12:39 PM

That oak was dried too fast.

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

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