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Spalted Hackberry & Shavemac 2 band

How is that wood to work with? Is it stabilized? I have cut down quite a few hackberries off my property and often see that spalting but the wood is so soft and pithy feeling I never thought to use it (even in a fireplace). But that handle sure makes me wonder how much nicely figured wood I have thrown in a pile to decompose.
 
How is that wood to work with? Is it stabilized? I have cut down quite a few hackberries off my property and often see that spalting but the wood is so soft and pithy feeling I never thought to use it (even in a fireplace). But that handle sure makes me wonder how much nicely figured wood I have thrown in a pile to decompose.
Yes it was professionally stabilized...But Sooo soft,and not easy to work with...It was like trying to shape a Nilla Wafer...lol
 
Yes it was professionally stabilized...But Sooo soft,and not easy to work with...It was like trying to shape a Nilla Wafer...lol
Absolutely beautiful! Your shape is unique and I really like it. But... if it turned like a wafer I’d question the stabilizing process. When properly stabilized any wood turns good, no soft spots or punky areas at all.
 
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