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Old 02-08-2017, 05:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for the advice. I was thinking this stuff might be trouble. It's almost weightless and it just wants to splinter every chance it gets.
Aha ... yeah, when it's THAT spalted, you're looking for trouble if you don't stabilize it.

Use your tools to get down close and at least stabilize the exterior with several layers of CA before you start your sanding. You'll want to stabilize this stuff FIRST because the sanding dust will get stuck in the wood pores and you'll have a heck of a time cleaning it afterwards.

Once you've reached your finished dimensions, a few coats of CA to protect the less dense wood from fingernails, skin oils, and the elements would be in good order.
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Old 02-19-2017, 11:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't have a pressure pot, but I've had good luck soaking such pieces in MinWax wood hardener. I've even put it in a jar and used my foodsaver to put as much vacuum on it as I could. It worked pretty well on very punky wood. (I have an old foodsaver I only use in the shop!)
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Old 02-19-2017, 08:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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