Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Upstate New York, USA
That is a very nice and attractive club!
To some extent, I suspect the cracking is an inherent vice from the nature of the wood, how the wood was handled after harvesting and also how the club was shaped from it. 'Rootstock' implies a full core and I suspect the cracks happen along the radius with drying over time. I have seen some clubs with such cracks that have been there a long time. Perhaps waxing might serve as a modern substitute for the coconut oil?