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    Spalting your turning wood with Urine

    I found this article on spalting............think ill pass on the idea


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    We expect a tut, with pics.
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    The whole premise of the article is you can't do anything to speed up or enhance the spalting process beyond placing the wood in the best environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gonzales View Post
    Drink the beer, don't waste it!
    Don't know what to add to this....
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    I agree with Dan. Put the wood in the best enviroment to spalt. Some of the things people come up with amazes me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gonzales View Post
    ... Drink the beer, don't waste it!
    Amen!

    In my case, the wood pile also serves as the men's room for my shop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    Amen!

    In my case, the wood pile also serves as the men's room for my shop!
    An advantage of living in the country and having your shop edged back against the woods...


    One of the "recipes" I've seen for spalting calls for adding either horse or cow manure to the mix... (or a household ammonia)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    An advantage of living in the country and having your shop edged back against the woods...
    Or it being dark out...but ya gotta watch out for your neighbor's motion sensored lights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Or it being dark out...but ya gotta watch out for your neighbor's motion sensored lights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Or it being dark out...but ya gotta watch out for your neighbor's motion sensored lights!

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