DIY wood stabilization

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Blog series by shampeon updated 01-06-2013 01:39 AM 2 parts 41224 reads 21 comments total

Part 1: Creating a vacuum container

01-05-2013 12:30 AM by shampeon | 17 comments »

The thermoplastic handle scales on my folk’s W├╝stof knife broke, and I thought I’d replace it with some wood scales. I had some offcuts of claro walnut that were the right size, but I wanted to make sure that the new walnut scales would hold up to kitchen use. I did a little research in some knife-making web sites and forums and learned a bit about wood stabilization, where you impregnate wood with some material (epoxy, resin, etc.) to harden it and make it more durable. Some h...

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Part 2: Results from overnight

01-06-2013 01:39 AM by shampeon | 4 comments »

The scales were on the bottom of the jar, and no more air bubbles were released after adding some more pressure, so I took out the scales to dry. They’re noticeably heavier. You can either replace the lid with a new one, or just re-pressurize the jar to store the stabilizer.

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