I have had this log in my driveway for a long time and finally had it slabbed. It sat out there through the hot summer sun and started to split, I painted the exposed cuts but still was splitting, I was afraid i was turning it into firewood. After contacting a few sawyers I found one that was close and I could schedule it with.
After we cut it up, WOW! It is beautiful inside, lots of burl, splatting, I was amazed, Cut it into 2 in slabs. I have it stacked under my patio to dry out some more till I figure out what to make. I know I have to make a project for my neighbor for saving me his tree when he had it cut, the rest will come in time.
I have a few concerns hoping I could get some advice from LJs.
I had some beetles and larva in it, how do I get ride of them without spoiling the color and making it toxic.
And there was some white foamy stuff, i guess fungus, in some of the bark, what can I do to make sure it does’t get destroyed by the fungus any more.
Thats in advance for any suggestions.
-- Z, Rockwall, TX