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Forum topic by Gixxerjoe04 posted 05-05-2014 07:19 PM 1064 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-05-2014 07:19 PM

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So i picked up some spalted maple the other day, looked really good and was cheap so figured I’d give it a shot. After looking through some older posts, some people have showed concern about using it. I know it’s a fungus that causes it but figured it being kiln dried that shouldn’t matter but I’m just assuming. So just looking for more input about the wood, thought it’d make a cool serving tray or something similiar. Saw where some people have made them and even cutting boards out of it and some are saying def not to use it for something that will contact food or get water on it because of the fungus. Any tips on finishing it might be helpful as well, might use a couple pieces on my first bandsaw box soon.

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#1 posted 05-06-2014 01:43 AM

As the wood has been kiln dried, the fungus has long ago expired.

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

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#3 posted 05-06-2014 11:56 AM

Thanks for the info, good article, better info than the others i had read. Will def wear my full face mask to be safe.

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