Many of the most beautifully figured woods are also nearly unworkable because of spalting and decay or they may be inherently unstable. Wood fortifiers and stabilizers go a long way to solving the problem by making these woods workable by simply soaking them in a solution and letting them dry. We also offer Anchor Seal wood sealer for coating green wood blanks to slow drying and prevent checking.
Nigel in NY
I use a large plastic nut jar and put a bristle brush through the handle then sealed the brush in place. I saw this in a video. A large version of the Woodturners jar kit. This makes the sealer "too easy to use" since you just need to unscrew the jar lid and you are ready to seal. Then you just close up the jar and keep the brush in the jar but above the sealer. I coat my source tree ends after cutting off the blanks that I need. This keeps my blank sources from checking and splitting. I coat my raw blanks to keep them from cracking and splitting. It saves me from having to turn a nice raw blank into firewood because the blank developed cracks. A number of videos recommend coating the end grain of bowl blanks so they don't split and check during drying.Read All Reviews