Work cut down a Red Euc and I was able to get a bit of it. I cut up most of it into blanks and sealed them with anchor seal. I was told that Red Euc cracks easily but it really has some beautiful coloring so I thought sealing it and then placing it inside my garage under a work bench would work out for storing.
After about a week it started to show some cracking on some of the blanks. So today I got off early and decided to try another angle on sealing. I came home and cut off any visable cracks on the ones that had them then sealed them again (Total 2 coats). Then wrapped them in either plastic liner bags or syran wrap - then stacked them up under another work bench. The ones that had bark on them were not sealed or wrapped on the bark. Also, I sealed with two coats several other blanks and stacked them side by side to see if there are any significant differences in the drying.
Other pictures show some longer logs there were not cut at all. These I am saving to turn some larger, longer and much deeper vessels when I have the time. They are sitting outside in the shade and so far no cracking or checking. The ends were sealed x2 with anchor seal.
Last couple pictures are a couple of finish turned vessels that are drying with just MS/BLO sparyed on the inside only - sitting out on my counter top where I can watch them - 5 days old now and MC is 5-8% and without cracking.
I read where some turner was using 50/50 water and glue to wash coat the outside of his vessels - let dry - sand - etc....... I can not see how this would work well - you would clog up your sandpaper in a couple turns trying to cut thru the dried glue - I have never tired it ............probably wont either....lol