Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Topic for 8/25/04 Important to all of us!

TDaniel
>We turners like to turn anything unusual and one of the things we like most is ambrosia woods. The streaks are caused by the ambrosia beetle which is common in some areas of the country but not in others. When we ship or receive this wood are we giving these beetles a free ride to a new feeding ground? Should this wood be shipped green? Should there be restrictions on shipping it? Should it be only shipped if treated or kiln dried? Are there other woods that pose a similar problem? Hopefully some experts will weigh in this week to help us address this concern.
Thanks all. Join us at 9:30p Eastern Wed night for the discussion.
TD

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