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Old 12-04-2018, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I looked through the older posts for an answer but couldn't find anything so I thought I'd ask. Yesterday I put some very dry drift wood in my vacuum chamber in hopes of stabilizing it. What I noticed was that at first the CJ bubbled up to beat the band. But within about 10 minutes the bubble blast had stopped and all that was happening were some very small bubbles. Within about 2-3 hours, no bubbles. Is this normal for drift wood? To bubble up and then quit so soon. After removing the vacuum the wood started absorbing a lot of the CJ to the point I had to put more CJ into the tank. Any thoughts or ideas are appreciated.
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Probably depends on what kind of wood . Small bubbles coming out for long periods of time are likely due to moisture or fairly volatile organics within the wood species .
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It depends on he density of the wood. If the wood was dry and not dense then I would say it's possible it didn't take long for the C.J. to penetrate. Since you said you had to add C.J. I would think your good to go. If when It soaked up the juice if the liquid level dropped below the wood you need to pull another vacuum to make sure it didn't absorb any air. Always let the wood soak after releasing the vacuum to give the juice time to penetrate the wood.
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What Kenny said. The denser woods will bubble slower and longer. I usually let it soak post vacuum overnight before wrapping and baking.


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Well here's the final outcome. After removing the vacuum I let the wood soak for 3 days. I put the pieces in the oven today for 2 hours at 200 degrees and all but one piece came out great. The piece that didn't turn out just didn't get good penetration and only soaked in about 1/32 into a piece 2 inches thick. One thing I did notice was in the weight. The pieces that were fully impregnated with the CJ are much heavier now. I'm going to try and turn something tomorrow and see how it holds up. Thanks to all for getting back to me on this.
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Great, Thanks. Growing up on the Ohio River, I am a fan of driftwood.


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