endsealer for logs
woodtick at lebmofo.com
Sat Nov 1 07:13:30 EST 1997
dstaples at livingston.net wrote in article <345A24E7.7254 at livingston.net>...
> Florent Lemieux wrote:
> > I search information about "endsealer for logs and
> > lumber" it's suppose that applying a log wax dramatically increases
> > profitability by preventing end checking other heat and age related
> > problems.? In this article they speak about "anchorseal" Did some
> > try it ?
> > Florent Lemieux
> > Forest Technicien
> Very nearly any sealing material will provide some level of prevention,
> parafin melted in a petroleum base will even work. Commercial materials
> are used for ease of handling and acceptance by our EPA or any agency
> ya'll have in Canada. For short term use even latex paint works, to a
> certain degree.
> It will, indeed, inprove the end value of the logs.
> Don Staples
> My Ego Stroke: http://livingston.net/dstaples/
We even buried veneer logs to keep them fresh. We just had to saw a few
inches off the ends, and they were OK. I've also seen water sprayed on log
piles to retain freshness - sort of like the old log ponds, but much less
water. This was on ash piles, which get powder post beetle real quick.
I haven't seen veneer buyers end coating logs on the landing, yet. Some do
use S hooks to prevent splitting. These are made of plastic by the same
company that makes "anchorseal".
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