I found bugs in wood that I've had air drying for the last few years. What are they, and is the wood still safe to use?
I had a tree cut down a few years ago and some of the wood milled in to slabs. It's now time for me to start using it and so far I've come across some very nice pieces. However, I've also found a piece that appears to have bugs living in it. They seem to be some kind of larva.
I could carefully examine every piece I use, but that won't catch them all. In this case, these were uncovered after a few passes through the planer. While the end plan for this particular piece involves being covered in a layer of epoxy, that won't be the plan for every piece in the pile.