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Re: Evil sapwood is at rest

David G

Your technique of putting a candle underneath the ammonia to drive up the concentration of ammonia in the air and thereby speed things up is brilliant.

I have read, after the problem arose, of course, that one can paint some black tea on the sapwood to provide tannin. I suspect that one would have to get the tannin concentration in the sapwood close to the naturally occurring tannin in the heartwood if one were planning to stop fuming before maximum darkening has occurred.

Does anyone here have experience with tea?

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