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Jennifer Hasan
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Defect in Black Walnut
Jan 11th, 2018 at 12:23pm
 
I've only seen this in black walnut. It is a small vertical crevice with horizontal "fibers" that are quite strong. It can not be detected from the outside and not associated with a check.

I filled it will epoxy.

Any ideas?
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Re: Defect in Black Walnut
Reply #1 - Jan 11th, 2018 at 12:31pm
 
?????

Is THAT the epoxy you put in or... the horizontal fibers of which you speak??


????

It looks like the natural fibers, yet you say you filled it with epoxy. If you filled it, how are we seeing the fibers?

Please elaborate.
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Re: Defect in Black Walnut
Reply #2 - Jan 11th, 2018 at 1:08pm
 
I filled the crevice with clear epoxy. You can see the horizontal fibers in the images.
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Re: Defect in Black Walnut
Reply #3 - Jan 11th, 2018 at 1:21pm
 
I don't know what caused the initial void to be there in the first place (mother nature) but the tough little fibers might be caused by steaming.
Do you know it your lumber was steamed?
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Re: Defect in Black Walnut
Reply #4 - Jan 11th, 2018 at 1:32pm
 
Just found out from an arborist friend that it is the pith. Black walnut has a chambered pith or a pith with wall in its twigs.
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Re: Defect in Black Walnut
Reply #5 - Jan 11th, 2018 at 2:00pm
 
Well... doesn't that just pith you off!! Shocked Grin Grin


Personally, I like weird things like this in wood. It gives it character.

Thanks for the elaboration on the epoxy, that makes sense. Thumbs Up
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Re: Defect in Black Walnut
Reply #6 - Jan 11th, 2018 at 6:47pm
 
Yes it does, Ralph. Smiley
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