Deadwood spots

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#1
For my 100th post, I’d like to ask if sanding is allowed when it comes to deadwood. Like, I’ve seen bits used for carving and pads used for smoothing with Dremels and die grinders, but like, do people ever use sandpaper to smooth their deadwood?

I’m also noticing my deadwood on my juniper (it was created a couple of months ago) is starting to show some black spots. Why is that and can I sand it off?
 
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Sandpaper...it’s probably more controllable than a rotary tool bit for small details. However.....What you’re talking about though....while sanding can be used....it might produce unsatisfactory results that cannot be changed once done.

I think....that sanding those spots is going to produce an uneven surface that does not look naturally aged. Sanding could produce smooth indentations that aren’t natural. Do you have a photo? You should attach one to show what you’re talking about....it would be helpful. A close up of the spotting area.

I use the E-Z Lock sanding disks for a Dremel. On trunk chop cuts. The Deadwood Sanding Police have not found me yet....wearing an aluminum foil lined hat to avoid satellite surveillance of my sanding activities could help.

Hopefully you just have spots....not tiny boring holes....correct? You’ll probably hear a better answer on the spots. I think those black spots are just a part of the deadwood aging of the tree.
 
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I will lime sulphur it! But it’s only a couple of months since I jinned it. Was going to wait like a year. I’ll try to snap a pic later. It’s too friggin cold this morning. :eek:
 

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