It'd be interesting to see what eventually happened. The OP posted back in 2011, so plenty of time for the crack to reappear if, in fact, it did.
It wasn't mentioned, but the crack may have been cleated well from the backside.
Chad Gerbe...sorry, it wouldn't post a direct response to your question for me:
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How can there be no photos with an enticing thread like this? Were are the Shots?