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Thin the pva down it will soak up the first coat and cookies tend to crack real easily at 2" thick

Yes sure thinned pva. I did them 3 and 4” thick with the hope of them being a bit more solid when dried. I guess the slower you can dry them, the better I would imagine.
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11 hours ago, AJStrees said:

Milled up some beech rounds on an old stump. Rather nice colours.

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Previously done the same on Elm stumps and produced some nice cookies, They never hung around long enough for me  to see how they dried out over time. 

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Previously done the same on Elm stumps and produced some nice cookies, They never hung around long enough for me  to see how they dried out over time. 
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Elm is on another level, beautiful [emoji106]
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On 26/06/2022 at 22:18, Squaredy said:

I m not sure you can stop them drying, and therefore splitting to be honest.  Has anyone succeeded in getting large cookies to dry without splits?  I haven't.

The cookie seems to me the cut which has the worst possible shrinkage problem combined with least mechanical strength. Think I've seen suggested to cut in two semicircles for drying, plane the edges back flat after they've moved and then glue back together.

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