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DIY wood stabilization #2: Results from overnight

600 days ago 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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DIY wood stabilization #1: Creating a vacuum container

601 days ago 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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Desk backboard, cubicle conversation piece

2081 days ago by rockb | 2 comments »

This simple project was prompted by a forum topic, What do you do for a living? The topic was interesting to me because of the diversity of the folks, jobs, specialties of many of you. I guess with 6000 plus people on LJ’s, there’s gonna be quite a cross section of life. One thing that we all do have in common is our love of wood and what can be created with it. Seems that after we make something, we like to share with others. Problem is, after we share with our wife/mo...

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