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Forum topic by TheRoux90318 posted 10-16-2014 04:53 PM 1338 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-16-2014 04:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: oak milling

When re-sawing some really old oak that I was able to save from an in-law who was going to burn it, I found this grain inside of a few boards. Can someone tell me exactly what I found? The top 2 boards are book match.


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#1 posted 10-16-2014 04:59 PM

That is spalted oak. I have put it in some of my guitar builds. I got mine from a furniture company that would use it in oak frames. I used to be able to pick it out of the piles since I knew the guy who sawed up all the wood they used. It is similar to spalted maple, and I assume it forms the same way.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#2 posted 10-21-2014 07:01 PM

Spalting is a fungal growth. Looks wonderful in projects, but ALWAYS wear a mask when working with it. Insure that the finished product is well sealed and not mouthable.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#3 posted 10-21-2014 08:15 PM

Google “James Krenov spalted silver chest” and you’ll
see cool pieces done in spalted woods.

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