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#1 posted 12-04-2013 11:38 AM

I’ve run into the moldy cheese smell on all the boards I’ve used. Most pronounced when running it through a circular saw blade. Also with planing, I think. I think it’s the friction heat of the cutting that does it. I once read a post about someone who put the stuff in his oven to try and bring the color out. It worked but it smelled awful.

My theory is that the wood is angry and trying to get back at me. I can just hear it saying: “You chopped me down, sliced me into planks, and dehydrated me. Now you want to cut me into little pieces? Screw that!”

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