A good friend gave me some beautiful pieces of fruit wood, apple, plum and some laburnum. It was about a year away from being dry enough to work for knife handles. I wanted to learn how to stabilise the wood to save fiem.
Thanks. Very interesting. I turn pens, and stabilized or in your case stabilised pen blanks are costly. A lady once gave me a beautiful section of redwood burl. Gorgeous! I cut it up into blanks and sent it off thru the mail to be stabilized and, well, they blew it. When I got them back I turned one and the result was a fuzzy useless mess. From the smell it seemed that they hadn't properly cured them and also appeared that the resin hadn't properly penetrated. The worst loss besides the cost was the loss of the wood. Your process looks like something I may try. Thank you very much. Cheers!
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