end checks

end checks

Checks that develop in the end grain of lumber during drying.
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The end checks were unexpectedly increased in Group C; it seems reasonable to suppose that the 10-mm cut destroyed the balance among the wood cells and that the resultant uneven shrinkages during drying caused more end checks.
The first cut is made to square the end and remove end checks.
Oh, and a guy on the eighth floor just lurks, and at the end checks us out with his binoculars.
Every board was examined for end checks, surface checks, shake, twist, bow, cup, crook, and assigned a predrying grade.
The first cut to square the end should remove end checks (if present).
The lumber was inspected for end checks, surface checks, shake, twist, bow, cup, and crook prior to kiln-drying.
We guarantee that all end checks are removed and that the parts are uniform in color and have smooth edges," Pyle says.
End checking, as measured by the number of end checks and the length of the longest end check, was also determined.
Therefore, some strips need not be trimmed as severely as others since the end checks will vary in length.
It is somewhat anomalous then that SYP with such a large difference in permeability, can be dried quickly, at kiln temperatures above 120[degrees]C, with little or no end checks or within-board moisture variation.
Drying defects including honeycombing, surface checking, ring failure, end checks and splits, and collapse were evaluated.
Annual material loss in the Finnish wood-processing industry due to log end checks is considerable.