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PostSubject: Re: Stabilizing wood   Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:59 am

Brilliant Ivor - many thanks for this! I will give it a try. I'm also planning on building a vac chamber, I can get hold of an old vac pump so will also try the sanding sealer.
Thanks again
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PostSubject: Re: Stabilizing wood   Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:00 pm


Hi Jonathan.
Try this.Its going to cost U a can of Black Label though because its one of the stronger beers.
Cut your blank to size and drill the center hole.Drop the blank into a glass of cold beer and it will bubble
like a deep sea diver in distress.If there is a lot of oxygen in the wood it will probable float at first then slowly sink.When the bubbles almost stop zap the blank into the micro oven for approx. 20 secs.Repeat
this a number of times till the blank stop giving off the oxygen.Your blank is now in the future by at least 10 years.When ever I turn with wild olive i use this method which I developed myself out of pure frustration.I do use sanding sealer but only in a vac tank I made from an old compressor .
Hope this helps.[ the beer will be pretty flat afterwards but if U are thirsty go for it ] I,m still alive.
Regards Ivor
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PostSubject: Stabilizing wood   Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:23 am

Hi All,

I have some burl and spalted wood that would benefit from stabilizing, I stabilize as I turn on the really rough pieces with CA but is seems such a waste. In the US and AUS they seem to have some sort of resin or 'cactus juice'?

I have searched but cannot find a local alternative for this, any ideas?

I had though of using sanding sealer, has anyone tried this?

Thanks
Jonathan
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