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I have a river burch bowl blank I bought of eBay. It seems that after sitting in the USPS box in my closet for about 8 months it looks to have mold growing on the sides and top that I never really noticed when I bought it. The entire blank is covered in wax. Is this a bad thing? I paid about 50 bucks for it.
 

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Molds will grow on just about any surface that can provide a food source, wax is organic- so there ya have it. +1 on cleaning with very diluted Clorox--that'll do.
On another note; if the blank is completely encased in wax, it'll take a long,long.long (like =never :yes:) time to dry--something to consider if planning to use it.
Before I learned that I could get all the wood I ever need basically for free, I used to buy some off ebay, had to rough turn green and let set--mold never an issue. (Oh-about the wood-- I live in a rural area and take care of many ranchers etc that are happy to give downed trees a new home :smile:)
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Molds will grow on just about any surface that can provide a food source, wax is organic- so there ya have it. +1 on cleaning with very diluted Clorox--that'll do.
On another note; if the blank is completely encased in wax, it'll take a long,long.long (like =never :yes:) time to dry--something to consider if planning to use it.
Before I learned that I could get all the wood I ever need basically for free, I used to buy some off ebay, had to rough turn green and let set--mold never an issue. (Oh-about the wood-- I live in a rural area and take care of many ranchers etc that are happy to give downed trees a new home :smile:)
Dave H
Thanks for the help. I need to find a connection like that to some large quantities of wood.
 

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Hmm.... might be, but if they are--they'll turn out and likely will be a source of spalting.
Dave H
 
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