Fungus?

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  1. Antonia Edinger

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    They are white spots like this all over this bowl. Is it a fungus and should I treat it someway before I leave it to dry? Thanks

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  2. Bill Boehme

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    They appear to be borer larvae to me. Are there little holes in the wood? If you can get a close up shot of one it would help. I always consider borers to be collaborators whenever they "help" me. :)

    As an aside, if nothing else gets you to wear a face shield while turning, bug juice is very effective in that regard.:D
     
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  3. Antonia Edinger

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    There are holes! Hmmm should Guess I should treat the wood with something?
     

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    Trying to treat them with any kind of chemicals is a waste of time and expense not to mention that it would create problems turning and using the wood. Rough turning the wood generally takes care of the borers in the wood.

    The main concern would be the potential spreading of harmful pests. There are restrictions on transporting certain species of wood across county or state lines because of the potential spreading of pests that cause the trees to die. If the wood wasn't obtained locally it would be a good idea to check with your agricultural extension service about potential problems.
     
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  5. Antonia Edinger

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    Oh ok great. It is definitely a local wood so I'll just keep on turning:)
     
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    Don't forget your faceshield. :eek:
     
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