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Old 03-11-2016, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I know there are a lot of mitigating factors (such as wood type, wood condition, etc) but is there a general average number of blanks per volume of Cactus Juice?

i.e. 50 Blanks per Gallon?
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to many variables. Curtis might be the only one who can give you an educated answer.
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On average, a 1x1x5 pen blank will take 1-1.5 oz of Cactus Juice. Doing the math, that would make 85 blanks per gallon. Of course this is just a guestimate and it not to be taken as the gospel since each wood will differ.
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On average, a 1x1x5 pen blank will take 1-1.5 oz of Cactus Juice. Doing the math, that would make 85 blanks per gallon. Of course this is just a guestimate and it not to be taken as the gospel since each wood will differ.
Thanks for the response. I know there isn't a hard answer because of all the variables but wanted a general idea.
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Would it make a difference if I were to pre-drill the blank with a smaller bit? Or is it really not worth it.
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My honest opinion on pre-drilling...you will save $.058 (assuming you drilled a 1/4" diameter hole, yes I did the math!) worth of resin but will have to come back and drill it again. For me, personally, my time is worth more to me than the savings on resin.
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Thanks Curtis. I figured it was a slim savings if any at all.
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My 2 cents. I really don't care about the savings, however, pre-drilling on some wood blanks will give you a better stabilizing result. Also, listen to Curtis carefully. Don't rush the process - leave the blanks in the solution after releasing the vacuum for several hours - even over night for a great job. Again, just my 2 cents.
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