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#1 posted 07-18-2019 08:30 PM

Not much point in treating it if it was already badly cracked. By now the cracks will likely run so deep that nothing you do now will matter. Without seeing it, it is tough to say whether it would be worth messing with. 10 years in contact with the soil or even on a wood pile would render it pretty useless in most places except maybe the desert. It is probably mostly rotted and full of bugs after that long but unless you try a piece you never know. You can deal with bugs and even cracks by filling the tunnels and cracks with epoxy or even CA if they aren’t too wide, but if it is so punky you can stick an awl or ice pick into it for example, you would probably have to stabilize it with cactus juice or something to make it usable.

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