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Forum topic by Karda posted 08-25-2017 03:59 AM 663 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2017 03:59 AM

I sealed the end grakin of some green cherry. They have only been cut into blanks and sealed less than a week. I noticed tonight that the glue is spotted blue green. Could mold be growing under the glue. I used elmers school glue


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#1 posted 08-25-2017 02:08 PM

Keep an eye on it. It could be the early stages of Spalting. I wouldn’t worry about it right now. ............. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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#2 posted 08-25-2017 03:48 PM

ok, if it spreads what should I do

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#3 posted 08-26-2017 03:45 PM

Let it spread for six months.Cover it with chips, or put it in a plastic bag. Look up Spalting. If I wasn’t too lazy, I’d have a link for you, but I’m tooo lazy….... Jerry

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#4 posted 08-26-2017 05:11 PM

ok Jerry thanks.

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#5 posted 08-26-2017 07:15 PM

Mold needs three things to grow” Moisture, food (any oganic material), and temperatures between 70 to 90 degrees. Freezing will not kill mold spores they just lay dormant until conditions imporve. Any time dealing relative humidity above 50% without much ventilation spores can form and grow.

Think already posted a picture of black mold growth on end grain where wax end seal failed. So yes mold can grow under end sealant if conditions are right.

Since cannot remove the food (wood) have to address moisture & temperature. Change storage area to more ventilated space, cut off mold and reseal with something else. When dealing with mold spores want keep them from growing someplace else.

-- Bill

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#6 posted 08-26-2017 08:23 PM

thanks Bill. I just gkues a piece a few hours ago and it is starting to speckle already could it be the glue, this did not happen with the walnut I did, that had been cut longer

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#7 posted 08-26-2017 09:36 PM

next time you could consider using anchorseal. Works great.

-- Brian, Western MA

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#8 posted 08-26-2017 09:43 PM

Use anchorseal or latex paint, elmers glue will dissolve in water. It wont last near long enough for your wood to dry.

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#9 posted 08-26-2017 10:50 PM

Have you tried bleach to kill the mold?

-- "Now we are getting no where, thanks to me"

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#10 posted 08-27-2017 12:50 AM

no how do you do that

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#11 posted 08-27-2017 02:08 AM

what should I do with this wood, I just looked at a bowl I turned last week from the same cherry and it is starting to discolor. Is even safe to use as practise wood. can I dump the shaving for fill or do I have to discard in trash. Can I give wood away for fire wood

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#12 posted 08-27-2017 02:11 AM



no how do you do that

- Karda


Paint it on and seal after dry

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#13 posted 08-27-2017 02:19 AM

I thought you sealed the endgrain to let the wood dry slowly, If I let it dry first I might aswell sell my lathe and quit turning

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#14 posted 08-27-2017 02:50 AM



I thought you sealed the endgrain to let the wood dry slowly, If I let it dry first I might aswell sell my lathe and quit turning

- Karda


Let the bleach DRY!

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#15 posted 08-27-2017 03:08 AM

sorry, iam frustrated and miss read things, how shoud I mix, straight or 50% solution. How do i discard the cut ends can I burn them thaks Mike

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