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Forum topic by Kylogdog posted 08-10-2015 12:29 PM 426 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-10-2015 12:29 PM

I am new to woodworking and have a question on kiln dried wood.
I am making cutting boards with cherry, walnut and maple (kiln dried).
I planed, ripped and glued the strips. I used a belt sander to do an initial sand.
I then washed the boards with water to raise the grain.
As they were drying, what appeared to be mildew showed on the boards (dark spots).

Is this mold or mildew or something else?

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#1 posted 08-10-2015 12:41 PM

Picture would help ID the problem.

-- Bill

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#2 posted 08-10-2015 12:54 PM

Did the wet boards come in contact w/ some iron?

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 08-10-2015 01:25 PM

I doubt it’s mildew. I would think that dried glue is a more likely culprit. But photos…

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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