Spalted Sassafras Logs

Just come back from Tasmania again.

This trip we cut up some of the Spalted Sassafras logs that was really rotten. Really rotten means that the fungus and rot has gone through it and produced some really nice staining in the timber.

Some of the logs had deteriorated too far. It had decomposed so much that it was like jelly. You could literally push your finger through it.

As you can see in the photos, the staining in the timber has produced some really nice boards. Hopefully I will be able to get some nice boards out of them not to mention some nice turning blanks and pen blanks. I would say that over 80% of the boards cut will end up in the rubbish because it has just gone too far.

If we could salvage some wide boards, they would look absolutely specular in some cabinet doors.

Can’t wait to see if they will make it through the air drying process.

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