Scott's Woodworking - presson
If you look closely, you can see where the side split as the piece was fed through a wide belt sander in an attempt to flatten it.  Spalted maple is a finicky wood.  It is basically half-rotten.  I managed to salvage the piece with epoxy, sawdust, and patience.

If you look closely, you can see where the side split as the piece was fed through a wide belt sander in an attempt to flatten it. Spalted maple is a finicky wood. It is basically half-rotten. I managed to salvage the piece with epoxy, sawdust, and patience.