Now it's time for part 2 of this process. Here you can see I've installed the parts into an oven. This oven is my
shop oven for when I weld cast iron parts, not my wife's oven in the house!!! Very important not to confuse your ovens!!
This part of the process is to remove the powder pole bugs that drill the small holes in the wood. When I was at my wood
experts shop he pulled a book out and we reviewed how to kill these bugs. These bugs are only found in non kiln dried
wood...like all pieces found on my car. Both the rot and these bugs like wood that have over 15% moisture found in it.
So at certain times of the year these guys could really like this piece of wood. If you seal over them they still might
pop through the sealer then that hole will help let moisture back into your piece of wood.
The book stated to warm the wood to 180-200 degrees for 2 hrs, or 100 degrees for 12 hrs. I cooked my wood at 200
degrees for over 4 hrs to really make sure the core of my wood was good and warm.
With the rot killer on these pieces the first hour of cooking really made a smell. Make sure you have good