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Did I just get screwed over?

Is this capable of water logging? I have boiled it for a few hours twice now and I don't think I'm getting anywhere.
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This person did not list their wood in the right section.

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eBay links don't work...
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Search "TN River Driftwood"

Thanks for letting me know that.

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Just post the item number, that way we can see the exact piece
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Here I just copy/pasted the description....
"This is a unique piece of driftwood from the Tennessee River. It measures about 14 inches long, 9 inches wide by about 3 inches deep. Has one coat of polyurethane on it."

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Where do I find the Item Number? Sorry, I normally don't use EBay

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Found it!
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Why would you buy wood with a poly coat and try to sink it?


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Why would you buy wood with a poly coat and try to sink it?
Cause I'm stupid?

So I'm assuming it's useless. . .

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You could prob sandblast it off, the poly is not letting it get water logged.
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You could prob sandblast it off, the poly is not letting it get water logged.
How do you go about sand blasting?

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You'll need an air compressor though, use a soft media, and be prepared for a mess!
You might even be able to take it to a body shop that does auto paint.
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You didn't get ripped off, you just bought something without thinking. If it's coated in poly, water can't saturate the wood and sink it.

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Get a piece of slate, drill a hole, screw the plate to the wood. Problem solved.
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