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Old 11-09-2017, 10:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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For burls and segmented blanks that I am worried about, I usually coat the inside of the drilled blank with thin CA, then redrill if the tube will not go in easily. I also glue in my tubes with 2 part epoxy. The thought is to stabilize the wood that is closest to the tube, not just the outside edge. Just my method.

And, I use a Polyurethane finish, not CA. CA is beautiful, but unforgiving with moisture expansion/contraction of wood blanks, or drops. I believe Poly has a bit of flex.

And as Chuck mentioned - yes, don't forget the ends.
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