|Forum topic by VillageBoy||posted 09-25-2012 11:07 AM||1497 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-25-2012 11:07 AM
Lately I have been seeing a bunch of cool projects using spalted domestic woods like pecan, maple, and even some spalted persimmons.
Recently I purchased some wicked Padauk (natural/semi natural edge slabs) and noticed stains in the sapwood….. So I thought. I tried a wet rag to wipe the “stains” away and nothing happened. So I sanded the entire board down and cut the end grains on the miter saw.
Thats when it clicked. I had unknowingly bought a great slab of “Spalted” Padauk!! Until now I have only seen spalted domestic woods.
Now I’m a relative novice at word working, so I am wondering if I found something special or is it fairly common to find stuff like this?
Is this a pretty regular occurrence? Has any one else seen spalted tropical hardwoods?
Here is two book match pieces I resawed from one of the slabs, and some close ups.
A pair of spalted friends. Gabon Ebony meets Spalted Padouk :-))
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