I got a slab of 8/4 purpleheart, and after a few weeks of sitting there
I notice there's a lot of splitting especially on one end. I have it in
a cool dry environment at a fairly stable temperature.
Is this normal for purpleheart? Does it often split and check at the end?
I'm going to lose (I think) around a third of this board.
Don't know anything about purpleheart, sorry.
I had a large piece of mahogany, one third of it was split. I cut the split
part off, and glued the two split parts together. Good as new.
Might not be applicable to you if you have multiple splits.
I think that is unusual, I have an 8/4 plank in my shop that I've been
waiting to find out what it wants to be for about 5 months and no probem.
It's a dense wood and as such harder to dry, sounds like someone rushed
yours thru the kiln.
Nope, purpleheart is a very dense and stable wood. Although your piece may
I have a few 6/4 slabs (10"-12"x 60"-70") stacked and they have not checked
any more that similar hardwoods have.
Figure a project for it and cut your rough pieces, let them sit and wait
until your ready to complete it.
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