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Attack of the WOODWORM!

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Bugger! This was what I was afraid of. Yet another example of why you can't believe what you read on the internet. Thanks for the reality check Mick!
Looks like I'll have to take a harder line than Id hoped on any holey timber.
I've no plans to sell anything I might make, but I'm doubtful that you'd ever get sued over woodworm, even in today's ridiculously over litigious culture.

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I wonder if this idea might be practical to help you get any particularly nice pieces that you want to keep up to a high enough temperature to kill any beasties...all you really need is a wallpaper steamer.

I've tried this and the wood does get very hot but them it also gets wet.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=steaming+wood+in+a+bag&rlz=1C1GGRV_enGB751GB752&oq=steaming+wood&aqs=chrome.3.69i57j0l5.14429j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=1

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