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Forum topic by Karda posted 12-13-2018 11:16 PM 410 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2018 11:16 PM

I had some bowl blanks crack on me, the were small slabs maybe 3-4 months old, maple. I brought them into my cellar when it started to get cold, I live in southern NY. I cut out the blanks. a few weeks later they were cracked. I have some out side Know that is green how can I bring them in if i want them before winter is over, they will probably be frozen as well. thanks Mike


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#1 posted 12-13-2018 11:27 PM

Are they properly end sealed ?

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#2 posted 12-14-2018 12:30 AM

yes

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#3 posted 12-14-2018 04:22 PM

When you move wood inside from out relative humidity changes, wood doesn’t like quick changes in temperature or RH.

https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/humidity-gauges

-- Bill

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#4 posted 12-14-2018 04:46 PM

true but what do you do about it. my cellar is probably higher humidity because there is no circulation, but the furnace pipes keep it warm. I looked the other billets I brought in and they are cracked as well

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#5 posted 12-14-2018 05:15 PM

Sounds like you brought in large piecs that you then cut into smaller pieces. Once I cut a log into blanks, I put the blanks in a plastic bag, not sealed but folded over, then rough turn them and wrap with heavy kraft paper to dry. I usually only cut enough for a couple of weeks. If the whole piece is cracking on you, try putting one in a plastic bag or closed cardboard box to slow down eavaporation.

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#6 posted 12-14-2018 06:08 PM

thanks for the advice, i’ll try that. They are not a total loss I can cut them up for spindle work. if the cracks are just starting should I cut them out and reseal thanks

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#7 posted 12-14-2018 06:38 PM



if the cracks are just starting should I cut them out and reseal thanks

- Karda


Just add some sealer

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#8 posted 12-14-2018 09:23 PM

the cracks are bigger and longer than I thought. 1 billet hasn’t cracked yet.I put that in a paper bag and put that in a box. I’ll turn that one soon. They should be fairly dry I cut the log up in july and it is only about 2” thick

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