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Forum topic by Blackie_ posted 11-21-2017 07:53 PM 469 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Blackie_

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11-21-2017 07:53 PM

I placed these cut logs of Pecan in my spalting pit back in August of 2015 and so yesterday 11/20/2017 I thought it was time to see what I had created and I am so happy with the results. These are just two logs out of the 6, I spalted. These logs came from a downed tree from my moms side of the family cemetery that I cut with my chainsaw, I’m not sure of it’s breed but it produced the large pecans.

My spalting method is by placing the logs up end on end in the far corner of my property and covering them with black plastic, spreading yard leaves along with sawdust from my DC and every so often uncovering to spray them down with water and covering them back up allowing this Texas heat to do it’s job.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 11-21-2017 07:58 PM

This is going to make a great project(s)!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Randy_ATX

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#2 posted 11-21-2017 08:43 PM

Nice looking wood, Randy. The spalting in one of the cuts looks just like a tornado stirring up the ground.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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PPK

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#3 posted 11-21-2017 09:19 PM

Cool! I never even considered doing your “own” spalting. I guess it makes perfect sense though… Now can you try to make us some “Flamed” walnut? (Instead of Flamed boxelder) Or something crazy like that? Lol

-- Pete

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 11-21-2017 10:06 PM

That really works good. You made some good looking lumber for your next project!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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leafherder

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#5 posted 11-21-2017 11:39 PM

Cool, of course I was thinking Jabba the Hutt instead of Tornado, but the effect is still great. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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WDHLT15

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#6 posted 11-22-2017 12:52 AM

I spalt pecan, too.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 11-22-2017 01:05 AM

Thanks all, I can’t wait for it to be dry enough to use.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 11-22-2017 04:20 AM

Gonna make some interesting boxes????

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Sodabowski

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#9 posted 11-22-2017 10:38 AM

Nice!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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Woodmaster1

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#10 posted 11-22-2017 10:43 AM

Awesome looking wood great projects are waiting to be made.

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 11-22-2017 11:13 AM

Tom, going to try. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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turnkey47

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#12 posted 11-22-2017 01:55 PM

i didn’t know you could do something like that…great idea…might have to try it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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