Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Sanding Spalted Wood?

Ron in Drums PA
>I have some beautifully spalted birch. I soaked the wood in thinned Deft sanding sealer to help firm up the wood.

There are some very soft and hard spot though out the wood so when I sand, the soft spots quickly become divots. These divots appear after about 15 seconds of hand sanding on the lathe even when I start with 220 grit.

Any suggestions on how I can prevent these divots or should I just live with it?

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