Author Topic: Collected Vine Maple - Clean-Up Of Rotted Wood?  (Read 1809 times)

somegeek

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Collected Vine Maple - Clean-Up Of Rotted Wood?
« on: November 06, 2009, 09:32 PM »
I collected this small vine maple today. The area circled in red has some soft wood in it.  I used a bamboo skewer and removed softened wood in a cone shape from about 1" at the entrance to a point 3" in. I blasted this with water and got it pretty clean, however now this will hold water.  Should I be creating a shari/opening up the bottom side so this will not hold water? The wood surrounding this has healthy bark and is hard.

Appreciate any input.

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Victrinia Ridgeway

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Re: Collected Vine Maple - Clean-Up Of Rotted Wood?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2009, 03:22 AM »
Yes... you should indeed open a hole at the bottom of it to let it drain. Dremels can be very effective for this... how big is that stub? If you mentioned it, I apologize for making you point it out.

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Victrinia