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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Is this peice of driftwood ok?

I boiled it for 3 hours, a slight discolouration in the water, if any. Going into a little bowl I hope. It's got some bumps on the edge an idk what it is.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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anyone?
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Looks like a soft wood. Can you scrape it with your fingernail?
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where did you get it?

As long as there isn't any noticeable resin/sap, and it doesn't have a smell (other then a earthy/woody type smell), then it will probably be fine.

If you got it someplace where it had long term exposure to the elements (well exposed deadwood, or been sitting in a body of water, etc.) then that's even better.

The bumps are probably just failed buds/twigs, or maybe some scarring or something, just makes it interesting looking.

Even if it's soft, you can still use it, it might just decay quicker/need to be replaced sooner.
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I got it by a river, I made sure it's not soft wood. My fingernail can't even make an imprint.
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Looks like alder perhaps.




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