Turning Archive 2007

Wet wood turning green...

Dave Winters
>So I'm sawing up some wet Pimento wood, and the heartwood is this beautiful cream color with dark streaks, but after a day or so it turns an ugly dark green. It must be from contact with air. When I cut it again, I can see that the green penetrates about 1/32" on the face and edges and maybe 3/16" on end grain. Is this at all common in other species?
Anything I can do to prevent this or at least delay it?
My hope is that after the wood is dry, I can surface it and it will still be cream color under the puke green color.
I'm experimenting with alcohol drying and boiling on some small samples.
Thanks in advance..
Dave Winters

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