Mold On Tonewood

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  1. mChavez

    mChavez New Member

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    Hi all,

    I would be grateful for some advice about treating mold on tonewood.

    A friend of mine has recently given me a box of old tonewood (sitka, maple, rosewood) that, unfortunately, appears to have been stored in a damp shed for the last few years. There is no rot damage, but a lot of the blanks are suffering from mold.
    I am keen to salvage the wood, so would appreciate any advice on how to best get rid of it. I was thinking of planing it off, but any more efficient suggestions would be great - the mold seems to have made its way at least into the top mm.

    Thank you.
     
  2. GuitarBuilder

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    Perhaps a few days out in sunshine followed by light sanding will work.
     
  3. Murkar

    Murkar Well-Known Member

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    Hmm. Have any pics? Just wondering what the extend of the damage is.

    If the wood is properly stored until it's dry and there is no structural damage then it's probably ok. However if there are marks from water that are more than surface-deep there's a chance you won't ever get those out. It really depends how much damage there is and how deep it goes IMO.
     
  4. Chris Pile

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    Do you reaiize that spalted tonewood is simply mildewed?
    Seems to be quite trendy right now....
     

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