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Old 06-02-2010, 11:33 AM
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Default Stabilising and Plasticising!

Has anybody here tried doing this at home, is it possible?
I'm not wanting to mass produce just be able to do the odd set of scales or handle block.
Any suggestions for the chemicals, process to use? I'm not after any elaborate set up just a simple process for occasional use..
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:42 PM
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Couple of tutorials to give you a few ideas

http://www.northcoastknives.com/nort...ints_tips3.htm

http://chriscrawfordknives.com/#/mas...zer/4535517970

http://meridianknives.shutterfly.com/ , scroll to the bottom of the page
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Very helpful, thanks!
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PM mammoth, mate. He knows his stuff about it as he does it himself.
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That intresting stuff, does the solution normally go right through the scales?
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Great links cheers yet more tutorials for my stupidly large book on how to do stuff
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It's simple in principle, but harder to do well than you'd think. I get all my stabilised wood bought in from professionals.
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Did you get your stabilizing done?
If not send me your scales and I'll include them in the next batch....

Let me know if you want to send a set or two and I'll send my postal addy via PM.

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Cheers Tom' I'll keep it in mind....Just realised that the elm burr ( approx 60lb ) that I left in my old fella's wood store is still there untouched and has now been sitting for just under 5 years!
I'll have to keep searching for a recipe and tutorial as I'd like to attempt stabilising most of this and the 20 odd Cherry and Rowan logs that are with it!
I'm really dreading cutting this lot as I've only got a little B&Q RedEye Bandsaw with a 1400mm blade!

Should be lots of nice scales in there if I can get the cuts right!
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Did you get your stabilizing done?
If not send me your scales and I'll include them in the next batch....

Let me know if you want to send a set or two and I'll send my postal addy via PM.

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Tom' can you give me an idea of your prices please....I'll try and clear some PM space!
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