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    Spalting and coating

    Some time back i turned a bowl that has some spalting starting.

    Does the process continue after one has coated the wood. I used wipe on poly at the time and i am pretty sure this mould has grown greater than what was there when i had originally finished it.

    If i am correct and its possible how do you stop it and should i be concerned at all?

    I would have thought the rot needed air from somewhere to grow?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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    Rob, I don't think I've seen spalting continue after I've turned a bowl...Usually once the bowl is done it's pretty dry. Do you have any before and after pics? I would think microwaving the bowl might dry it out completely, but that would also hurt the poly finish...
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    Is 100% of the bowl finished? The bottom of the bowl/foot would allow air movement if you did not finish this area.
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    I found some pics of it from when i finished i am going to print it and compare. I think its my perception thats a problem here. Somehow i did not remember that much black in it. I will ask my wife to do the judging.
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    Rob I have never had any spalted wood continue to spalt after I apply the finish. Wood is to dry.
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    Ditto the others. I'm pretty certain spalting stops once the wood is dry and finished.
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