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841 days ago

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Does anyone have any finished products in Spalted Tamarind and/or would be interested in working with Spalted Tamarind? These pieces of mine were harvested in South East Asia for about eight months, I personally spalted them. Let me know what you think. Louie


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#1 posted 841 days ago

Very interesting grain patterns.

”I personally spalted them”

How did you acheive that? – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 841 days ago

Hi Len,

I am not an expert in wood technology but I can just express that it was sort of trial and not quite error. I can vaguely say that I experimented with the wood being cross cut, straight cut, various dimensions and leaving the wood to spalt in one location as well as another to compare the results. Some pieces heavily spalted very well in a matter of three months only while the rest in a different environment took about eight months.

Louie

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#3 posted 841 days ago

Thanks Louie

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 841 days ago

You are welcome.

Have you worked with Spalted Tamarind before or are you curious about turning it?

Louie

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#5 posted 841 days ago

Hi Louie, Those came out really good. I think the humid environment helped out a lot.

BTW, how did you do with that thick redwood slab?

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#6 posted 841 days ago

Thank you for the compliment John, I apologize I have not kept in touch, I have been overseas for the past four months. I took your advice and just dumped the Redwood Burl Slab, it wasn’t worth it and I agreed with you on that. You are correct, the humid environment in South East Asia is really a choice environment to Spalt in.

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#7 posted 743 days ago

I’ve been looking long and hard for a Spalted Tamarind in a larger application. I need something in the ballpark of 10”X10”X8”. Can you help please?

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