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Old 10-11-2017, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I have a couple of pieces of wood that I think will need to be stabilised so I am going to give it a try after doing a bit more research on how it is done.
Question is am I better cutting the lumps of wood into blanks before I stabilise it or stabilising the lumps & then cutting into blanks
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If your talking about pen blanks round after stabilizing. If your stabilizing lidded box size pcs then rough turn and rough hollow. This should answer your questions about stabilizing. https://www.turntex.com/help-center/...us-juice-video
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I would say cutting first. Easier to get any extra moisture out and the stabilizer in.

For things like bowls I've seen them rough turned and then stabilized. Gets the stuff soaked in quicker and you waste less juice.
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thanks for the replies, sorry I was thinking pen blanks

Was just thinking with the poor condition of the wood it might not cut to well but if I am only rough sawing it I don't suppose it will matter lol, will have a read though the posted link thanks/
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thanks for the replies, sorry I was thinking pen blanks

Was just thinking with the poor condition of the wood it might not cut to well but if I am only rough sawing it I don't suppose it will matter lol, will have a read though the posted link thanks/
Well yes if its so fragile that cutting it up would destroy it stabilize first. But if its that fragile getting the juice into the nooks and crannies shouldn't be an issue. You just need a big enough chamber.
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