Having cut a nice piece of beech for my second uke neck and started to shave it to shape, I noticed the dreaded woodworm hole appearing. Carrying on out of curiosity I eventually found the blighter and dealt with it accordingly. I finished shaping the neck and didn't discover any more livestock lurking within, however I am worried there may be more just waiting to burst forth from the finished uke into the home of its new owner! I always avoid wood full of the flightholes, but there were no outward signs of the woods' first inhabitant. Is there a way I can ensure any remaining worms are killed or should I burn the wood and call it quits? Any advice would be gratefully recieved - thanks all.
Silly response and may not be practical, but consider putting the neck in a 250F oven for a while. That way, any bugs would die from heat. Problem is it might warp the wood or otherwise weaken any glue joints or the wood would not get hot enough inside. Dunno.
Thanks guys. I've kinda decided to sacrifice this neck to experimentation and try the oven trick Wes. Will probably just rip it right in half afterwards to see what's going on in there! Thanks for that link Dan.