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Spalters Inc. #11: Progress on the green elf cup's pigment

11-14-2014 12:09 AM by Sodabowski | 6 comments »

Hi Jocks, Working on and off on that fungus still. There’s been considerable progress on the US side since the team led by Dr Spalting nailed down the conditions into which Chlorociboria produces xylindein. Not that I didn’t send a hint or two ;) Since they did the huge work that was needed to understand how this fungus works and how to tame it, I’m the happy bunny who’s now tinkering with the pigment’s chemical part. Not that I’m a chemist, nananaw, ...

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Question on adhesives

10-08-2011 07:12 PM by Brian Havens | 3 comments »

Two questions for the woodworkers who are also chemists: I have some thick CA glue, so thick that I can no longer use it. Now I know that I can add acetone as a thinner to normal thick CA glue to make thin/thinner CA glue, but can I also add acetone to the thickened thick CA glue to reconstitute it? I have already tried this and have used the results on some jigs, but my concern is more whether this reconstituted CA glue will have its full strength, such that is is suitable for real proj...

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Follow-up : ancient wood finishing recipes from the French Masters (Boulle & Watin)

12-05-2018 08:50 PM by Sodabowski | 5 comments »

Hi all, Last year I posted about the work done by the restorers at the C2RMF and the finishing recipe they have devised. Meanwhile I made a year-long experiment again with the wood stained by Chlorociboria, and I actually had the time to dig into the data we had collected about the behaviour of this recipe with the usual marquetry woods. Although this hasn’t been published yet, I can confirm that their recipe is indeed super stable overtime (we did both an accelerated AND a realtime ...

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Woodworking Technologies: A Programmer's Perspective #2: Introduction to Carbide

06-26-2012 04:36 AM by pmcwood | 0 comments »

Carbide, is often a single word misnomer referring to one or more specific carbide mixtures depending on the context in which it is used. A carbide compound is simply the presence of Carbon and one or more other electronegative materials such as: Titanium (Ti) Tungsten (W) Cobalt (Co) Aluminum (Al) Silicon (Si) Why Carbide is so popular is its distinct characteristic that, when mixed with other components such as Cobalt (Co) and Nickel (Ni), allow its structure to be changed t...

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