Sealing it’s fate

sealI needed to seal up the ends on the chunk of cherry fruit wood I had sitting out in the shop. Some people use Anchor Seal to do this but I elected to try a method I found on, I believe, Allen Tyler’s site. I always keep Elmer’s School Glue around because it is cheap, water based and dries totally clear. I mixed it about 70/30 with water and brushed it on the ends. This should keep the log from shrinking more in the longitudinal direction (the capillary route) and avoid the inevitable cracking that occurs when wood is drying.

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