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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:07 pm 
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I made a top for a mini dresser/jewelry box out of a unique piece of white oak with a big knot and some nice surrounding figure. Unfortunately there are a few small bug holes and I can't tell if their is any active infestations. SOOOOOOOOOO after a little reading I am heating it in my oven which I read about on the web. I read if heated to 130 degrees for 45 minutes any live insects would be killed. My one concern is the lowest temperature on my newer oven is 170 degrees. My other concern is I have 2 coats of waterlox on it. Going to "bake" it for 1 hour and hopefully do no damage except to any possible insect life. Will report back soon or call the fire department if needed. :twisted:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:55 pm 
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Well, I let it bake for 1 hour 15 min. and then let it cool in the oven and it looks great. The finish and wood looks the same as it went in...............hopefully if any insect life was in it, it is now deceased. I worried the waterlox might craze upon cooling, but it looks fine.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:41 pm 
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I just treat it with wood worm killer.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:49 pm 
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Microwave it

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