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Offline Glenn1

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What's the best way to sell crotches?
« on: June 26, 2017, 05:06:10 pm »
I have been able to pick up some 8/4 crotches of walnut and ash.  They are absolutely beautiful but I have not started to dry them other than keep them in an AC space.  Should I dry them in my dehumidification kiln as a whole unit or separate them into thinner widths.  I was thinking that selling that as 1/4" slices might work but I am unsure.  I don't want them turning into potato chips.  They average 10-14" wide and 18" in length.  I'm not even sure what woodworkers would use them for since then are not wide enough for draw fronts on a good size piece of furniture. 

If I was going to buy veneer today, many of them are 1/42" thick which I think is ridiculous so 1/4" sounds better.
I could use suggestions about the above statements.   

Photos will follow when I get back home later in the week. 
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Re: What's the best way to sell crotches?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 06:06:01 pm »
I'm far from a expert on veneer but I think I remember reading veneers 1/4 thick will crack not sue on max thickness but I think 1/28"
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Re: What's the best way to sell crotches?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 12:00:50 am »
1/4" thick hardwood is not veneer. It moves seasonally just like hardwood, not seasonally stable like veneer. Glue 1/4" hardwood to any manmade substrate, and the hardwood cracks when it shrinks for the winter. Have you ever heard of a 4-way veneer match?

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Re: What's the best way to sell crotches?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2017, 07:11:20 am »
My figured shorts end up at the farmers market as cutting boards. Maybe not the best or highest use but they seem to bring a smile when working in the kitchen over a piece of natures artwork.