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Posted on Heavily Spalted Maple Burl

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#1 posted 02-09-2019 02:46 AM

Pictures? Sounds to me like it is way past spalted and into rotted. Unless you have a stabilizing chamber and a bunch of Cactus Juice resin, it sounds to me like it’s going to be tough going. Can you still mounti it on the lathe? Maybe you can rough it out with a variable speed grinder and a flap grinding wheel? The grinding wheels are less aggressive than the grinding disks and with variable speed you will have more control. Once roughed out, you can try finish shaping with coarse sandpaper on a sanding disk on a drill and then work your ways up the grits to get a slightly better finish.

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