Many of you know that the unusual colors in spalted maple comes from fungus colonies in the dead wood.
We got some spalted maple logs from the coastal area a little way north of us. We are cutting up the logs into slabs and I am getting some handle material from the skins (1st cut when milling).
This is a photo of one of the logs.
I am taking pieces like this to cut into handle material.
When I cut it into blocks they look something like this.
Hopefully I will get some pieces with the blue/gray spalting. It seems like the blueish spalting fungus occurs more in the wetter climates at the coast.