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#1 posted 05-29-2018 11:57 PM

If the color is not there before sanding then it probably is not spalting. However, it may be more difficult to see before sanding and yellow is the second most prevalent color per Dr. Spalt.
The dark zone lines are what many turners appreciate most but spalting can be in many colors and shapes.
Here is a pretty in depth discussion by Sara. You can also buy specific fungus / colors from the university.
Per Sara any “wet” wood can spalt, this includes kiln dried which has been re-soaked.
She also has a wonderful book if you are really interested.

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