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Old 06-13-2018, 09:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Houston, Texas
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I've had success with redwood, similar results to other species. But note that I am using wood that may have been bought and sold several times, not completely certain it is labeled correctly. Also, even if it is redwood, not all pieces are equal. I have found that a little bit of spalting can dramatically increase resin uptake. When using vacuum, truly bone dry is critical, even a few hours in the open air after baking the wood can allow it to soak up enough moisture to inhibit stabilizing. If you are baking at 225 for 24 hours, then I don't have any other ideas... But I seem to recall that you have some limitations with the baking step.
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