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Medium which trees use to transport water, hormones, minerals, and nutrients throughout the tree.

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Is this resin & nail hole a Bad Thing for a chopping board?

I've turned a recycled piece of canadian oregon & a recylced piece of australian messmate into an end-grain chopping board. However, I've got minor concerns about two items on the end product ...
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Can 160-year-old wood still have sap?

I bought a dining table and it was claimed that the table top was made from reclaimed wood from a 160-year-old Douglas Fir log. The table top is still seeping out sap. Is this even possible from ...
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How do I remove sap that has oozed out of a board? [duplicate]

I have a Douglas Fir post that I want to use on a project. Since I bought it a couple of years ago, drops of sap have oozed out of it and now cover the surface. What is the best way to remove these?
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Dealing with sap on table top

I am having a bit of a sap/gum problem with my Oregon tabletop which at the moment I have left raw (unfinished). The timber is very well aged (at least 20 years), quartersawn thick originally, now it'...
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What are the techniques to seal or remove sap?

For starters this is not green-wood. I have been cutting up some 2x4 into small blocks for painting and decoration. The block were cut and then sanded. About 3 days later I had the time to paint them....