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How Do You Treat Old Wood, Keep It Clean And Woodworm Free For Use As Sculpture?

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As a treatment wood preservative chemicals are required to be injected into tiny exit holes with the help of syringe and larvae is targeted as only larvae is responsible for the damage to the wood. The wood surface is also applied with residual pesticides chemicals having petroleum base. These residual pesticides will stop the current infestation as well as protect against new invaders if they find their way to your precious wooden furniture.
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It depends how large of a tree are you speaking of?

What kind of wood depends on the drying process as well.

Most woods used for sculpting are of a dense close grain and take extreme age before a worm will like it.

Look up wood sheds.....I remember reading about various types of sheds and drying processes for different types of wood. Very informative.

I've tried carving purple heart from Giana, simply because someone said that I couldn't with a hand plane. I did, but slight lines. Bugs will not penetrate purple heart because of its natural toxic chemistry and density......There are other woods similar, very hard to find.

Japanese wood block carvers have very few wood block preserves left in Japan, because of the preservation process and time of curing.

Look up Japanese wood block sources.This isn't an easy question to answer.

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