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Forum topic by BigDumbAnimal posted 01-19-2014 09:12 PM 637 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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The interior of my parents house (build early 1920s) is mostly wormy chestnut. They did some remodeling recently and asked the contractor to be careful and try and save as much of the wood as he could. The contractor boogered it up when he used a pry bar on the hand cut tongue and groove paneling. We saved all the chunks and slivers in the hopes that they could be used for something later. I want to try turn some pens for my grandparents and great aunts/uncles who grew up in the house but after almost 100 years it has gotten really soft. Can anyone here recommend a product or process I can use at home to stabilize the wood at home so that I can turn it without it turning into dust? Thanks in advance.

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#2 posted 01-19-2014 10:58 PM

Try this: Texas Cactus Juice


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