Hello from South Africa
Posted 15 January 2017 - 02:56 PM
So, you're in good company & a country with loads of shooting options especially when you are so close to the river.
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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:58 PM
Posted 16 January 2017 - 05:10 AM
Let the wood dry out completely. Once its properly dried out you can use ground spices (or herbs) mixed with superglue to fill in the cracks. Spices are great as they are clean wood powder really and come in a range of colours so you can match the wood. Ginger may work well for the acacia etc. Run some glue in the crack and pack some spice (before the glue sets) then add more glue and let it soak in (you'll see when its mixing) then more spice and so on till it builds up and fills the crack. Once filled let it rest for a day or so before sanding.
Posted 16 January 2017 - 08:15 AM
Regarding seasoning of wood - can be sped up in the microwave (but you need to be very careful - there are some tips around online). But whats probably best is sealed brown paper bags (McDonalds carriers etc.) - I prefer removing the bark first (generally) then seal the ends (left cut long) and allow to dry out over a year in the garage...
Posted 16 January 2017 - 12:40 PM