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Treating fresh logs
kgbenson
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Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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From: SC
Posted: 2007-07-28 12:40 pm   Permalink

I have scored some nice Oak logs. These are freshly cut and I would imagine very likely to crack were I to simply start carving them. And advice out there on how best to treat them, and when it would be best to start the carving process?

thanks!

Keith


 
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tikifreak1
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Joined: Jun 10, 2007
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From: Northern Virginia
Posted: 2007-07-28 12:56 pm   Permalink

I'm on my first carving too. I think my log is oak also, the guys on here just told me to start right away. I did buy some sealer for the end of the logs though. Good luck!

Craig


 
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kgbenson
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From: SC
Posted: 2007-07-29 06:03 am   Permalink

No need to let them dry for an extended period of time? I think cracks add character, but I don't want a huge number of them.

Keith


 
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2007-07-29 5:25 pm   Permalink

Do a search for sealing and treating logs... there's plenty info in here from over the years.

 
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kgbenson
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Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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From: SC
Posted: 2007-07-30 06:27 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-29 17:25, Lake Surfer wrote:
Do a search for sealing and treating logs... there's plenty info in here from over the years.



I did that and results of the above searches had a very low signal to noise ratio.

I guess what I am looking for is something like this: Paint the ends with sealer and wait until the logs lose X% of weight or 1-2 years or heck, just carve the things. These are decent oak logs and I want to maximize their potential. I am a coomplete newbie to carving, I asked because I really didn't find what I was looking for using the search function.

Thanks!

Keith

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kgbenson
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From: SC
Posted: 2007-07-30 06:28 am   Permalink

Duplicate

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tikifreak1
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From: Northern Virginia
Posted: 2007-07-30 06:48 am   Permalink

I would just start carving it. You can check out my thread if you want, I had some of the same questions you did. My last posting was about 10 days ago.

Craig


 
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