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02-12-2016 01:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: knowledge on wood juice treating green lumber question

my son who lives in ALASKA has procured a Slab of wood, BIRCH….and does not want to wait for it to properly dry, and he asked me about WOOD JUICE…any knowledge that anyone has on the product would be appreciated. grizzman.

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#1 posted 02-12-2016 02:04 AM

Bob, did you google it?

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#2 posted 02-12-2016 02:38 AM

Bob Its a wood stabilizer

http://www.rockler.com/wood-juice-wood-stabilizer?sid=v9100&gclid=CjwKEAiA__C1BRDqyJOQ8_Tq230SJABWBSxnP5ZkqVKE_GM0btehwKiwBF_Zw3No_FDd4n9t-3IygxoCdlPw_wcB

http://www.preservation-solutions.com/product/wood-juice/

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#3 posted 02-12-2016 02:38 AM

Hi Bob, When I think of wood juice, I think of freshly cut wood and the fluids that come out of the end grain of the wood. Anyone that has turned wet wood knows what that feels like. I have stains on the ceiling of my shop over my lathe to prove it. There are several products available to help stabilize wet wood to prevent cracking, but I have never heard one referred to as wood Juice. Sooner than later it has to loose moisture and with it the dimensional changes.

I hope you are doing ok. I’ve had a few hiccups over the past weeks. My nephew Eric is deteriorating rapidly and I’ve had a few health issues myself. I am way overdue to post some projects, I wonder how to find the time?

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#4 posted 02-12-2016 02:56 AM

Q: What is the difference between Wood Juice and PENTACRYL and how do I know which one to use?
Both products are wood stabilizers. However, they are each formulated differently. PENTACRYL was developed to treat green or freshly cut wood. The wetter the wood, the better PENTACRYL will work. Wood Juice is formulated to treat dryer wood with a lower moisture content. It is developed to compensate for the difference in the moisture content of the wood. When to use Wood Juice: Low Moisture Content: A general rule is to use Wood Juice if the moisture content in the wood is less than 30%. Naturally Stable Wood:Wood Juice can be used on some green wood that is stable by itself such as Basswood. Thin Cuts of Wood: Turned wood that has thin walls (such as bowls), wood that is carved thin or wood that is cut thin (such as veneer) is good for Wood Juice since much of the tension is relieved in these cuts. Small Pieces: Wood Juice can be used on small pieces of dry or green wood, such as Fruitwoods. Again, small, thinner pieces have less tension. Older Wood: Use Wood Juice on older wood that is dry and you would like to condition and rejuvenate it.

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#5 posted 02-12-2016 03:04 AM

Here is what I know about Alaskan birch: When I lived up there, I used birch bark to make all kinds of survival water canisters, lampshades, and boiling pots and birch “maple syrup” which is more delicious than maple syrup if you take the time to boil it down slow. Most plants and trees in Alaska have a short growth span which makes their sap twice as potent compared to their relatives that grow further south. For instance, the evergreens that grow there have a much concentration of vitamin C than their relatives further south. I used to fly to Alaska’s periphery, in places like St. Laurence islands and Alanknok in March just to gather the buds from the birch tundra to make tea which helped my aching bones. Birch is horrible at cracking especially if it is a young tree; especially if it is in Alaska and is cut from February on. It needs to be cut in August or October for woodworking projects.

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#6 posted 02-12-2016 03:31 AM

Why doesn’t your son just call presrvation solutions and ask them. There’s no real short cut to drying wood.

-- Working smarter with less tools is a true crafts person...

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#7 posted 02-12-2016 03:39 AM

Well thank you for posting this question. I have learned so much from reading the replies in this forum posting I never would have known otherwise.

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#8 posted 02-12-2016 04:59 AM

Learned something new here Grizz. Thanks for the question.

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#9 posted 02-12-2016 05:12 AM

Don’t drink it.

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#10 posted 02-12-2016 08:23 PM

+1 with rick1955, ” There’s no real short cut to drying wood.”
I live in Arizona, so doing things solar is the thing to do here. So I made a “kiln box” to speed dry wood.
I put fans in the box to circulate the air and expel the humidity … It worked out ok, but then an epiphany occurred as I realized that this is exactly what I had in the attic of my shop … Now I dry (what green wood I’m able to get) in the attic … Works well

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#11 posted 02-13-2016 04:32 AM



Here is what I know about Alaskan birch: When I lived up there, I used birch bark to make all kinds of survival water canisters, lampshades, and boiling pots and birch “maple syrup” which is more delicious than maple syrup if you take the time to boil it down slow. Most plants and trees in Alaska have a short growth span which makes their sap twice as potent compared to their relatives that grow further south. For instance, the evergreens that grow there have a much concentration of vitamin C than their relatives further south. I used to fly to Alaska s periphery, in places like St. Laurence islands and Alanknok in March just to gather the buds from the birch tundra to make tea which helped my aching bones. Birch is horrible at cracking especially if it is a young tree; especially if it is in Alaska and is cut from February on. It needs to be cut in August or October for woodworking projects.

- mahdee

Thanks for posting I had no idea, very interesting info.

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#12 posted 02-13-2016 05:30 AM

I wonder how much similarity there is between Wood Juice and Cactus Juice?

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#13 posted 02-13-2016 08:04 AM

There’s the wood juice and the right way.

Tell him to take it here.

http://poppertmilling.com/specialties/

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#14 posted 02-14-2016 04:51 PM

Thnx for this post Grizz. It’s posts like this, and everything else that I truly enjoy about this site. We can always learn something new and improved. I really appreciate all you gr8 folks out there.

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#15 posted 02-14-2016 04:53 PM

No answer to your question Grizz, just wanted to say hello. I hope your health is ok.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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