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Wood Drying / Checking

by tommyc325
posted 11-09-2018 01:25 AM


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#1 posted 11-09-2018 12:03 PM

Tommy – I just recently found out the secret of the “S” stamped into a log.
they are of different sizes hammered into a potential problematic crack or split
to try to contain or minimize the damage to good lumber.
https://uccoatings.com/products/logsavers-flitchsavers/
and it appears that the newer style Flitch or Log Savers are plastic so they
will not damage saws or planers like the old metal style.
and it takes a special FlitchSaver hammer to pound them in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw5Ge_xZYus

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#2 posted 11-09-2018 01:25 PM

Thanks for the post, John. Very interesting. Probably old hat to many, but news to me. I haven’t even finished my first cup of coffee and I already learned something new this morning. If it was’t for the first real snowfall of the season laying on the ground outside I would have said it was gong to be a great day.

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#3 posted 11-14-2018 12:16 PM

At 13%, you should be good.

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

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#4 posted 11-14-2018 02:22 PM

I don’t think it will check much more you are almost there mc wise.

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