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Offline SDB777

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Spalting....
« on: June 14, 2010, 05:48:41 PM »
As a person that really loves to find spalted wood, I know very little about what actually causes it.

So....

What 'exactly' is spalting?  What causes it?

And most importantly, how can I make it happen in a controlled way?




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Re: Spalting....
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2010, 08:36:19 PM »
Fair enough...was hoping someone would post something original...but that'll work.




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Re: Spalting....
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2010, 08:40:45 PM »
I as going to but those two links sum it up better than I could ever hope to.
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Re: Spalting....
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010, 10:06:25 AM »
Ok!  I have found that placing some 3' Maple logs under a pile of sawdust for about two years, really did the trick.  Every board had some color.  I have a standing order for as much of the spalted Maple as I can get. I have as number of logs in the process of spalting, at this time.  The heat and moisture in the sawdust seems to be doing the trick.

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Re: Spalting....
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 05:40:50 PM »
In the articles that were linked above, I learned something really cool....

The color of the wood and spalt could be changed with different materials.  Wondering what Eastern Red Cedar sawdust would do to Northern Red Maple?  Too many possibilities...too many combinations?!?!?!?



Whom wants the standing order on spalted maple?  I have quite a few logs available with mushrooms growing out of the sides, laying in the woods near the house....  Been waiting to get them, kind of warm for working in the woods right now....



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Re: Spalting....
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010, 09:55:25 PM »
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