Checkering on a Comet

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HANNAH024
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Re: Checkering on a Comet

Postby HANNAH024 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:06 pm

Cactus Juice!!!
Sounds different and interesting.
That juice shouldn't be too expensive. Just squeeze a cactus...
Although, there are not many of them in my part of Missouri.
I wonder if a polyurethane finish would stabilize wood if it were drawn into the pores of wood with a vacuum and cured at a low temperature.
Several years ago, there was an article in one of the woodworking journals on Stabilizing Wood.
One of my colleagues experimented with the procedure outlined in the article and it worked great.
The resins that he used was expensive and difficult to store.
Does anyone know of an article on stabilizing wood?
I would like to know the Journal and issue.
I will search the back issues of Fine Woodworking and see if I can find an article.
This calls for some research.
It is what it is!
Have a great day.
HANNAH

justallan17
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Location: Colstrip, Montana

Re: Checkering on a Comet

Postby justallan17 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:34 pm

There is complete section on a site called WoodBarter for stabilizing wood. I'm a member there, but there are bunches of guys that have been doing it much longer than myself.
As for just a good explanation and any questions you may punch up the Turntex site.
When I started turning pens I tried using MinWax wood hardener and it did pretty good also. The resin I buy goes for right at $90 a gallon, but lasts a good while.

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Re: Checkering on a Comet

Postby HANNAH024 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:13 pm

Allan
Thanks for the information.
I'll check it out.
It is what it is!
Have a great day.
HANNAH


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