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This is the last of 5 frames I'm building for my friends. I used spalted alder that I had milled from the same friends wood lot. Essentially I let the logs lay through two winters and cut them in the third summer - kind of a formula that I've worked out for the local Climate - this generally gives good spalting without actually rotting.

I thought it looked cool - so thought I'd post it.
Schroeder

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what exactly is spalting?
 

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Nice work Schroeder. Uhm, the dog in the mirror looks possessed, with those glowing eyes!
 

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Very nice, Schroeder! Love the wood!

Jude, spalting is actually the first sign that the wood is beginning the process of rotting. It generally leave a pattern of dark lines in the wood that can be extremely interesting and beautiful.

See here behind the pendulum for a good example: http://www.loyno.edu/~cbmarsh/clock.htm
 

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Thanks all! - Jude, What Charlie said! (nice use of spalted and beautiful clock by the way Charlie!) Bob, Not really adjusted by species, just depends on how severe the winter is and if the logs are resting on the ground or not…(lota thumb sucking, gnashing of teeth whilst trying to guess when to saw them open)
 

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Excellent use of spalted lumber. The hippie down the road dropped an old maple that had died years ago and found that it had spalted almost thru-out. He had it milled and used the wood as interior trim for his entire house. Definately a sight to see.

Oh! I have one of those big brown chocolate dust magnets too! And he just loves spending time in the LAB with his Dadoo!
 

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and since the "spalted" wood contains mold (that's the right word, I hope)... be extra careful with eyes and lungs when working with it.
 

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Sorry Schroeder. I forgot to mention that I liked your mirror. Nice work and interesting photographs.
 

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Very nice… I love the wook Schroeder… It is beautiful… I have some spalted Maple I just have to choose what project to use it for.

Drew
 

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nice, spalting was different than what I expected, but very nice… love the dog in the last shot!
 

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Very nice work schroeder!

Watch out for the dust!

Lee
 

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Schroeder -

Excellent work! I always like stuff that comes out of your shop! Be careful with the spalted wood . . . looks beautiful.
 

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Hum spalted alder? I'd love to see that one in person. Nice work!
 
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