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06-04-2009 10:09 PM

I got some almost free ceder of lebanon wood cut into Planks/flitches or off the saw whatever iot’s called in the USA today as it had worm and a few cracks in the bigger piece. I will check tomorrow to see if it’s active or dead.Some worm holes do exist but it doesn’t seem riddled with it at first inspection .As said tomorrow will tell If it is a bit worse than thought I have heard that what we call parrafin you call I believe kerosene works well to get rid of the little blighters any thoughts .I am obviously reluctant to part with this beautiful wood unless it’s firewood. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease


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#1 posted 06-04-2009 11:06 PM

Thanks Skarp I do know that kerosene// parrafin is used for treating woodworm as a matter of fact.I also don’t know how it might affect the wood long term smell varnishing wise later on.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 06-05-2009 12:19 AM

I’ve used lacquer thinner

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#3 posted 06-05-2009 12:33 AM

I’d take Jim’s advice, the kerosene smell will never leave.

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#4 posted 06-05-2009 03:57 AM

I use a product called Tim-Bor It kills the little buggers that I’ve had. I put it in a windex spray type bottle and wet down the surface of the boards and let them sit for a couple of years. If I see more powder piles I spray that board again.

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#5 posted 06-05-2009 04:50 AM

I’m with Jim on this, I’d be apprehensive to use a petroleum product on a wood because of the problems that might arise when finishing. Thinner or maybe even denatured alcohol won’t leave any residue.

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#6 posted 06-05-2009 08:12 AM

Alistair, surprizingly parrafin or kerosene is popularly known in India as rockoil and different regions pronounce it differently.
Sharad

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#7 posted 06-05-2009 01:58 PM

I remember kerosene being called coal oil, Sharad, so I looked it up.

Kerosene: An oil used for illuminating purposes, formerly obtained from the distillation of mineral wax, bituminous shale, etc., and hence called also {coal oil}. It is now produced in immense quantities, chiefly by the distillation and purification of petroleum. It consists chiefly of several hydrocarbons of the methane series, having from 10 to 16 carbon atoms in each molecule, and having a higher boiling point (175 – 325[deg] C) than gasoline or the petroleum ethers, and a lower boling point than the oils.

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