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post #1 of 3 Old 09-29-2015, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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ripping purple heart with some minor cracks


I've got a 3ft piece of 2x6 purple heart which has some fine cracks on one side in a couple areas.

I want to rip it into 1 or 1.5" strips to make an end grain cutting board.

It is an old piece of wood and surely dry,
my guess is that the cracks may split open when ripping on the ts.

I am thinking of ripping a little larger to so I can glue back any splits and resize after.

Any suggestions ?

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-29-2015, 08:49 PM
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Epoxy works, I haven't used it on PH but have used it in oak and added color to it to make it stand out.

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If there are stresses in the wood then yes, it'll crack or warp when you rip it. But seeing that you want to use strips of it in a glue up, you don't have a lot of choices. I would just go for it and see what you get - the board isn't worth much if you can't make something out of it.

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