Spalting my birch.

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Blog series by JeremyPringle updated 02-27-2013 05:02 AM 3 parts 9239 reads 25 comments total

Part 1: Does this really work?

11-15-2012 04:48 AM by JeremyPringle | 8 comments »

While I am waiting for my french polish to dry on my spice cabinet, I decided to do something that has been nagging at me for a while. I have this chunk of birch…. And I heard that there is a process you can do to turn some wood into spalted wood all on your own. Take the chunk, place it in the dirt, put some dirt on the top and let the moisture and humidity take over…. and volia. How could I resit not doing this on my own? As you may be able to tell, it is from someones ...

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Part 2: 45 days later.

12-30-2012 06:12 AM by JeremyPringle | 14 comments »

So as the title says, it has been 45 days since I put some birch in some dirt. I have been very impatiently waiting and check on it every few days and add water and do what I think I can do for those little fun-guys. Well I think they dont like me very much, because they are not coming out to play. So I decided to take matters into my own hands….? Seriously though, I decided to mix things up a bit. I split the chunck in half, and put them face down into the dirt (about 2 weeks ag...

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Part 3: The extreamly unexciting conclussion.

02-27-2013 05:02 AM by JeremyPringle | 3 comments »

Well, its been a while since I last posted pictures on this series. And I have nothing to report. There are also no new pictures, because again, there is nothing worth taking pictures of. So I have basically given up on this experiment. BUT…... exactly why I started this in the first place….. I learned lots. Also in talking with lots of people and doing lots of reading I have drawn some interesting conclusions which may or may not be true. Here are my observations of wha...

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