|Forum topic by LumberJaneLife||posted 03-14-2016 09:14 PM||1007 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
03-14-2016 09:14 PM
Hello all. I need some advice. So, I have been waiting on these rounds for wood carving/burning and have looked forwards to it for months. I received 5 oak rounds two days ago and needless to say I was sourly disappointed. Usually, I have my husband gather wood for me when he has time, I used to do it myself but as a mother it is much more difficult than you think to take a toddler out into the woods (especially because I worry about bears and wild boars). Anyway, this wood I was told is good, but as soon as I smelled it I knew it was rank. I am not sure if it is black mold, because I never knew black mold to have a scent, maybe this is just rot?
Should I use this wood at all? Here is a photo I took with my tablet on one that doesn’t have “as much” of the gunk but you see that brown/black stuff? It is on every round in the same spot and I was curious if this would be dangerous to use or not. They are beautiful minus the spots and smell, I feel so awful, I really want to start carving. Could I maybe cut the pieces with the affected areas off? Or would the wood itself be bad to use?
The person who gave them to me is a friend of the family and I do not have it in me to ask him about this, so I came online seeking answers.
Thank you for your time, please no negative responses as I am here to learn from more experienced wood workers.