What's up with this wood?
How would y'all characterize this wood: spalted, mineral stained or something else? This was a huge mostly dead limb that recently fell from a 5' + cottonwood. The wood smells awful. Think of the most horrifying restroom you've ever walked into...that's how my shop smells right now! I put a glue block up to the belt sander and hit some old c/a, and welcomed the smell! My wife caught a whiff of me when I walked through the house and gave me a pretty strange look.
It's still on the glue block and wet with Cedarcide. I'll soak it overnight. I'm hopin' that kills the smell and helps with sanding a bit. It was almost impossible to get clean cuts on the outside and hopeless (for me) on the inside. Kinda cool lookin wood though.