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Chris Cook

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07-01-2017 02:49 PM

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So I just re-sawed this piece of wood. There were indications it would look like this on the inside. These are soft [worm?] holes/pockets?

What is it and what should I do with it?

outside

inside

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wunderaa

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#1 posted 07-01-2017 03:11 PM

Firewood.

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#2 posted 07-01-2017 03:22 PM



Firewood.

- wunderaa

LOL! Thanks for the laugh!

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#3 posted 07-01-2017 04:02 PM

I am sure you would know if it was cedar. looks like a molded pine and too thin for a big job. Maybe a jewelry box? You would have to harden the soft spots with CA or penetrating epoxy.

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#4 posted 07-01-2017 09:49 PM

Chris, Sort of an open ended question? All wood is beautiful and/ or interesting. Play with it.

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#5 posted 07-01-2017 09:51 PM


Chris, Sort of an open ended question? All wood is beautiful and/ or interesting. Play with it.

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So just to be clear, Your saying he should “play with his wood” ?

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#6 posted 07-01-2017 10:54 PM

If it is stable enough, I would use it where I can. Like above mentioned a small box maybe.
I’ve turned wood with worm holes and it looked really cool.
Look at the details in Ambrosia Maple, or spalted wood for example.
My just turn out to be a really unique.

-- John

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#7 posted 07-01-2017 11:23 PM

Bob Benedetto’s mollusk attacked Port Orford Cedar archtop. No f holes required. The main function of the ff’s is to weaken the top to allow flex.

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#8 posted 07-01-2017 11:59 PM

Looks like ash. Maybe elm.

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#9 posted 07-02-2017 12:43 PM

Thanks all for your responses.

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#10 posted 07-02-2017 12:59 PM

I’m 100% behind the “build something” voices. Wood with figures like that is ideal for boxes or other show pieces. If you are concerned by any living critters, put it into the deep freeze for a few weeks.

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#11 posted 07-02-2017 01:33 PM

looks like hickory to me, have had some like that myself. i cut it all away and the rest of the wood was stable

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#12 posted 07-02-2017 02:37 PM

It reminds me of pecky cypress. The voids are caused by insects.

Here pecky cypress used to hide a metal garage door.

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#13 posted 07-02-2017 02:55 PM

It does look like pecky cypress on second glance. Caused by a fungus. I like to clean to the punky stuff out with wire brush and compressed air when using it. Drawer fronts in my shop cabinets is all I’ve used it for. Looks interesting in a raised panel as well.

Is it really soft in general? A close up pic, especially where the grain cathedrals, would help.

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#14 posted 07-03-2017 12:29 PM

“Caused by a fungus.”

I guessed wrong all these years. Always assumed bugs did it.

It was once used a lot here in Florida, the garage door boards are from old logs that sunk in a river long ago. I have seen in used for wall paneling, ceiling planking. If you only have a few boards, I’ve always thought it would make an interesting picture frame.

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