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Anyone know how they fill the wooden knife handles with resin? Tung oil? Varnish? Is it soaked for a long time then wiped off?
-- Wood Menehune, Honolulu
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#1 posted 07-06-2013 05:25 PM
That process is called “stabilizing wood” and is often done with polyurethane and a vacuum.
Google it you’ll find a lot of information
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#2 posted 07-06-2013 05:47 PM
There’s a wood stabilizer product in this month’s Woodcraft flyer, in case you’re interested
#3 posted 07-07-2013 05:00 PM
Ok, thanks guys. Took a look at some of the articles on stabilizing wood and might try some without vacuum. One of the items at WC was on a product that could be used without a vacuum. Most liked Minwax wood hardener which I might experiment with since I have that. Used it on a bit of wood rot on my window sill. Also had some vacuums and pots for sale Amazon if I wanted to step it up.
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