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Old 11-17-2017, 10:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have a piece of wood I bought from a friend. I'm pretty sure it is Burbinga. It appears to have veins of resin running thru it. I hope the photo helps.

Is there a way to remove this resin from the surface? I've tried mineral spirits. I haven't soaked it.. but it didn't seem to do anything. I also tried a shot of Acetone to no avail. I'm not sure what would take this out.. but, on a finished piece it won't look very good.

Sorry the pic is not quite in focus where th sap is.. but, it's still obvious.
I couldn't add a photo to my last reply.. so here it is. I used dark Minwax Stain Sealer to see if I could stain that sap/resin/whatever. It, obviously, didn't touch it.
Well, I may have been incorrect with my assumption as to what that was, I'm not familiar with that wood so that makes it a little more difficult to determine, however, we have woods here in Australia that has those identical veins and they are not resin (resinous), the wood stain does work, reason I make the recommendation I did, I apologise for being incorrect.

I could "suggest" a few other things but, I'm starting to doubt if anything will darken those white veins, sorry...!

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Old 11-18-2017, 03:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My solution to various woods is to make the uniqueness a feature and develop a story line for it. “What is amazing about this wood is the little white streaks. They are unique and really make this piece a one of a kind.”

Embrace the beauty of diversity.

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