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 Post subject: Spalted wood
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:32 pm 

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I went to a local wood shop today, was looking at spalted tamarind. The clerk made me second guess the safty of the wood for sayas. The black streaks are a form of mold. Is this safe to use?


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 Post subject: Re: Spalted wood
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:36 pm 

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Yes, its safe to use, but I would not do it. Spalted wood, especially non stabilzed is very soft and cannot take much abuse. Even some of the stabilzed stuff can crumble.


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 Post subject: Re: Spalted wood
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:58 pm 

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That's interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: Spalted wood
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:02 pm 

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+1 to what Kale said.
The little experience I have with it wasn't good. It sort of delaminates so to speak.

Kiln drying and/or stabilizing will kill the mold spores.


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 Post subject: Re: Spalted wood
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:54 pm 
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If you use Spalted woods, you should really have it stabilized first for strength and health issues.


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 Post subject: Re: Spalted wood
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:34 pm 

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How do I have it stabilized?


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 Post subject: Re: Spalted wood
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:23 pm 

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Joshigon wrote:How do I have it stabilized?


You can send it to K&G (knife and gun)they do pretty good work.


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 Post subject: Re: Spalted wood
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:15 pm 
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I agree. I would stabilize it. Spalted wood tends to be soft and weak.

We use Knife and Gun as well and they do a good job.

https://www.knifeandgun.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=71



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