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question about oak

Postby gaff » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:29 am

I am ripping some air dried white oak for some miscellaneous pieces and found a dark streak running through some of it. Below are two photos showing what I found.

https://app.photorocket.com/galleries/e ... 4bcf60cd9c

https://app.photorocket.com/galleries/e ... 9eb7be80f3

Is anyone familiar with this? Is it a problem and something to avoid?

Thanks

Steve
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Postby LancerBoy » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:21 am

I wonder if it is sap stain? If yes, that means it is sapwood, which should be avoided at all costs in boats. Sapwood is NOT decay resistant.

Probably no propblem structurally.

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Postby gaff » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:00 am

Andreas

I was told it is a stain due to a possible nail or metal that was in the tree. You may be right it may be sap wood. I am using some better looking wood to be on the safe side.

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