Turning Archive 2005
Dominic Greco at home in Richboro, PA
Cause neither of these brands of paper towels have a quarter of the absorbency of a piece of punky spalted Beech! :>)
While I haven't gotten around to trying out the thinned varnish solution on that punky spalted maple piece, I did decide to use in on some spalted beech.
I swear I made up a quart of thinned varnish (50% mineral spirits and 50% McCluskey's Spar varnish) and this 10" bowl drank up about 1/2 to 2/3 of it!
And to top it off, after 15 minutes, it was almost dry to the touch. That was some thirsty wood.
Anybody else ever have that happen?
See ya around,