Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
producing spalted wood *LINK*

JKJ in East TN
>Last april I reported on my first experiment to spalt logs by burying in a big hole in the ground, as suggested by someone who shall remain unnamed. The experiment did not produce any significant spalting:
http://www.woodcentral.com/cgi-bin/archives_turning.pl?read=6812

I left several maple logs from the same trees lying on the ground in the woods over the summer and cut bowl blanks from one recently - it is well spalted. Most of the wood is highly figured with a lot of burl and the spalting looks great in the bowls I roughed and the blanks.

I found some additional discussion on spalting here,
http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Intentional_Spalting.html
which also references the nice article in the link below.

JKJ

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