What causes this on walnut

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Forum topic by BB1 posted 01-14-2018 02:43 AM 515 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-14-2018 02:43 AM

I have some walnut that has white “something” within the grain of the wood. I tried to get some closeups. I wasn’t able to plane or sand it away. Wondering what it is?

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#1 posted 01-14-2018 04:42 AM

Minerals I think. It disappears when finished.
Perhaps I’ve just been lucky.

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#2 posted 01-14-2018 05:37 AM

I agree with Loren

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#3 posted 01-14-2018 12:32 PM

Thanks Loren and a1Jim. I was working on a thank you gift for someone and wanted to make sure this wasn’t an issue of concern. When looking closely, it is only in places that have what looks like different grain -more smooth brown streaks. Haven’t noticed it in the heartwood.

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