|Forum topic by TelescopeMaker||posted 07-07-2014 02:25 AM||837 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
07-07-2014 02:25 AM
Someone gave me some leftover ipe from a dock he made. They were left in the weather for a year or so. I ran them through my planer, and they seem pretty enough at first glance, but there are tear out areas that seem as if long stretches are kind of punky, like rotted cherry, but harder. Is this normal for ipe? It looks very ugly, and won’t go away completely no matter which direction I plane it, even to the very center of it (I resawed a piece and planed it)
It that is the way it is, then what do you do about the pits? How do you fill them? I’m making dominoes from them and the color is perfect, but the pits are…. well, the pits. I think I may have to switch to black walnut or something.
Here is a picture of what I am talking about:
-- Telescope Maker, Woodworker, Brewer, Gizmologist, Gardner, Lawn Mower