Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Working with spalted wood question.

Gary Evans
>Just to follow along with the last question, I recently finished a bowl of spalted hackberry where I had to resort to MinWax Wood Hardener to get some of the end grain stiff enough to cut without tearing.

TD, I know you have used a lot of this or a similar product, I just wondered if you have had as much trouble as I had with the sandpaper loading up with the hardener? I haven't tried to clean it off the discs yet, but I may have ruined 8 or 10 of them on that one bowl.

On the next heavily spalted piece, I think I will try Wally D's white glue method. I'll report back on results.

By the way, TD, I really like the Milwaukee angle sander that I got from you at Southern States. Makes all the difference compared to sanding with a conventional drill.

Thanks,
GE

© 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.

WOODCENTRAL, P.O. BOX 493, SPRINGTOWN, PA 18081