|Forum topic by drewpy||posted 09-14-2014 12:51 AM||948 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-14-2014 12:51 AM
I read somewhere that your firewood pile might be a place to find spalted maple. The curious person I am, I went digging. I noticed a black line on one piece and decided to open it up. Well guess what, it sure does have figure.
I really don’t know how I would mill this to workable wood because I don’t have the tools but would be interested to here how someone would attack it. Is there a certain method to or do you just cut somewhere to the size you want and what you get is what you get. I think I could get about 3 inches height out if it though.
Anyone else ever find spalted maple this way? Anyone have ideas I to what I could do with it. I was thinking of just finding a fellow woodworker to give it to. I wonder if there is more out in the pile!!!
Before – notice the black line.
First cut with handsaw –
Cross cut off first cut –
Sample piece –
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