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    Bump for later reading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PCTREE View Post
    wood won't dry as a log so yes you have to cut it or split it to get it to try. What are you trying to do??
    Why do wood workers seal small logs with wax or other sealers and let it slow dry?

    The man in this video made a comment about if somebody wasn't going to be cutting logs into boards for a while. So is end sealing just a temporary interim thing?


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    No, it is used because the end of a log or board dry out much faster than the rest because it is all end grain.
    This causes checks and splits.
    So to save as much of the log/board as possible, the ends are coated with something non or semipermeable.
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    Nice bump!

    I was volunteering on a project building a "replica of the first ocean going boat built by white folks in the USA" a bit ago. Settlement called the Popham colony started next peninsula east of me same year as Jamestown VA. A ton of them died and the rest couldn't hang the Maine winter so they built a boat and sailed back to England https://mfship.org/

    All blocks on the replica are wooden, with the sheaves made out of sugar maple soaked in a mix of linseed and some thinner for over a year. Local company called woodex http://www.woodexbearing.com/about made them. Long term soak supposedly completely displaces water
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    That's cool!!!!
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    pentacryl wood preservative bit pricey but it works