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    Default Waxy spots in my Pennyleaf

    Some areas around here have outcrops of Pennyleaf, AKA Dalbergia Sissoo, or Indian Rosewood.
    It is a declared weed, but little is done to stop its spread.
    Every now and then I score a couple of bits, gotta be quick though.

    Its not uncommon to see some of these waxy spots towards the centre of the log , but this piece seemed to be affected worse than other bits I have cut up previously.
    Its a very oily timber, so it could just be concentrations of the oil in parts of the wood. It has a waxy feel, and the spots tend to repel water.
    They are unsightly if they are present in your finished pieces.

    Just wondering if anyone has an explanation for them ?

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    That was my 3rd attempt at uploading this thread, it just kept disappearing. Then when I did get it to upload, the photos went walkabout.
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    Working like a dream now - bloody nice looking stuff....

    If I'm lucky I could pick up some plane tree on the side of the road but my hayfever wouldn't allow it. Jealous if you folks with access to this sorta stuff.
    I don't have anything to offer about the wax spots sorry, but amazing grain in that stuff

    Thanks for sharing
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    I occasionally getsome Pennyleaf from wood turner mates in Mackay. It also has the same waxy spots, so I'm also interested in an explanation on what causes them.
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    Its nice when the tree loppers leave bits behind for us woodies, doesn’t always happen though. Seen some good Pennyleaf logs go into the chipper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyturns View Post
    I occasionally getsome Pennyleaf from wood turner mates in Mackay. It also has the same waxy spots, so I'm also interested in an explanation on what causes them.
    Cant do much about them, but yeah would be good to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironwood View Post
    Cant do much about them, but yeah would be good to know.
    The Pennyleaf from the Mackay region also seems to get some "mineralisation" in the vascular structures, mostly around internal shakes from growth stress, somewhat similar to Kwilia and Northern Silky Oak
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    Brad and others, I was wondering if it was some kind of fungal decay? White Cedar does a similar sort of thing but on a finer scale.
    Mmmmm,
    I have a chunk of it I won in a raffle that has cracked, so I am going to murder it into pen blanks as it is stunning wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Croc View Post
    Brad and others, I was wondering if it was some kind of fungal decay? .....
    I was going to say it looks like some sort of spalting.half a dozen pieces

    Can't say I've seen any waxy spots in the Pennyleaf pieces I've had (or currently have)but I've only had half a dozen pieces
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Croc View Post
    Brad and others, I was wondering if it was some kind of fungal decay? White Cedar does a similar sort of thing but on a finer scale.
    Mmmmm,
    I have a chunk of it I won in a raffle that has cracked, so I am going to murder it into pen blanks as it is stunning wood.
    Rgds,
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    Crocy,
    That's been my line of thinking, as some of the blanks of pennyleaf with the "waxy spots" also have some other defects such as minor cracks etc. However I have also got blanks in obviously good condition with them as well. Puzzling!

    All the White Cedar that I have turned in the past has been soft, relatively light and showing some signs of early spalting, until I visited the Maleny Wood Expo last year. I managed to get some quite spectacular White Cedar, quite heavy compared to past samples and with compression figure to almost match your QMP. Like the range in properties that we see in RCD - Red Cedar, and sort of makes a mockery of trying to reliably identify wood species from small samples..
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