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#1 posted 06-13-2012 03:26 PM

I have never seen spalting in walnut before. How cool. Is it really that much softer than the rest of the board. With Maple, there is not much difference between them, but in dogwood there is a lot and the spalted areas can be chipped out with a finger nail.. I guess I have nothing to give for advice, other than decide how workable the spalted area is and how much you have to work it. Myself… if it was remotely close to the same hardness as the rest of the board, I would re-saw and edge glue to make a panel, or make a great box of some kind and stabilize it prior to finishing. Yet if it was my board… i would hold on to the thing for the next 10 years in the ever growing “unusual woods” collection of my workshop. LOL

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