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Gaff

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775 days ago

I am brand new to this site.

I am restoring an old speed boat and got some air dried white oak for bending. I ripped a piece and found a dark streak in it. It is almost black at its darkest part.

It does not seem any softer than the other areas.

Is this a problem with the wood ? If not could it be bleached?

Thanks

Gaff


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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 775 days ago

You could try some Oxalic acid to bleach it. Household bleach likely won’t touch it.
Read up on the procedure and be careful.
Could you cut it out and glue it back together then bend it?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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killerb

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#2 posted 775 days ago

It is stained from being in contact with metal. White oak has lots of tannic acid and reacts with contact with metal. Might be a nail or something in the wood. If you have a metal detector, you may want to check before cutting more.
It will bleach out, but just on the surface. If you sand much or rout anything, it will be black again under it.
good luck, bob

-- Bob www.bobkloes.com

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Scsmith42

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#3 posted 774 days ago

Gaff, if you post a photo it will assist us in evaluating your wood. Most likely, as Bob “killerB” mentions, it is probably a metal stain.

-- Scott, North Carolina, www.quartersawnoak.com

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