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In my last round of processing, I cut some Hackberry into slabs and noticed some spalting and thought---Hmmmm. Well that got the better of me so I cut a round blank. I ended up with a nice bowl-- 9 x 3 inch bowl with lots of interesting patterns, with some worm activity interspersed. Finish is lacquer that I applied as a friction polish.
Big line in the side is a large bark inclusion.
 

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Nie bowl. I like Hackberry too. I was wondering though, how do you stop the march of the bugs if you turn it green? Turned items never get heat treated, do they?
 

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Nice looking piece Doc. At our turning club meeting last week, spalted pieces were the theme. There were a lot of spalted pieces that showed up, one prettier than the next.
Mike Hawkins;)
 

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Lot of character there. Not sure about the bug question, I have had more than one bowl drying and the grubs were still making saw dust. Just seems to stop, maybe they die, maybe they turn or are turning to beetles.... I figured as the wood dryed they died. My understanding is most grubs cant deal with dry wood.
 

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Lot of character there. Not sure about the bug question, I have had more than one bowl drying and the grubs were still making saw dust. Just seems to stop, maybe they die, maybe they turn or are turning to beetles.... I figured as the wood dryed they died. My understanding is most grubs cant deal with dry wood.
H-I haven't had any problems with the worms/grubs after the fact. Have wondered about that too, but no bowls with sawdust piles---yet.
If it arises, likely will use a good plastic bag and mothballs.
 
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