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How Best to Stabilize Punky Wood?

by oberturned
posted 11-21-2018 01:12 AM

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#1 posted 11-21-2018 01:34 AM

well when I turn pens ive always used ca glue,soak it good and a shot of activator,ready to turn in a minute.ive never had to do large areas though,for that you could use pentacryl wood stabilizer.

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#2 posted 11-21-2018 01:40 AM

You may want to investigate Cactus Juice. I believe it’s specially designed for your need. Although, I’m pretty sure you’ll also need a vacuum chamber to make sure the stuff penetrates the wood effectively.

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#3 posted 11-21-2018 05:02 AM

I use Abatron liquid wood epoxy. it is easy to use and not horribly expensive, only downside is that depending the temperature it can take a while to cure.

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#4 posted 11-21-2018 05:26 AM

I’ve had good results with well thinned poly… like 30% poly to 70% mineral spirits (up to 50/50 if that is what I have on hand at the time). Although it will impart a slight yellow/orange tint. I have mostly used it in spalted oak, so I can’t attest to how it would work in other species. YMMV.


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