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Forum topic by Wildwood posted 09-22-2019 12:21 PM 246 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-22-2019 12:21 PM

Harvested some Cherry wood & end sealed with wax after last years hurricane Florence. Normally remove the bark before end sealing but just stored at the back of my shop this what found today. While the one on left split up to knot and other end has little mold starting on the other end. The little one next to it and others in the stack have no splitting or mold stating to grow but few do have little mold.

Lesson relearned:

End sealing is not a set it & forget it proposition.
Do remove bark & visible defects (knots) before end sealing.
No end sealing product used can prevent mold growth.

Bottom line have a complete plan for processing your logs for turning before you start!

-- Bill

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#1 posted 09-22-2019 02:14 PM

I end deal and leave the bark on. No mold. Treatment with bleach before sealing may stop the mold. I would think the spores were there before sealing. For the split, I have never had anything like that happen. I think it was that piece and I would not worry if only 1 or 2 split.

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#2 posted 09-22-2019 07:48 PM

Never fear. I see the beginnings of some bandsaw boxes in that split log, and if you split it today, it will be dry enough to use long before it would have been whole. Win Win.

Just winging it, no plan is more fun, let the wood/logs/trees speak to you. If they tell you I wanna be turned on a lathe, go for it. Of the talking trees I have met though, only one out of 7 has said anything about a lathe. :-)

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