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post #1 of 4 Old 02-04-2009, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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pen turning question

I'm new to the hobby and lucky me I have a local exotic wood store. I've been looking on fleabay to see whats out there and see some pen blanks listed as stablized. What does that mean?

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Plastic residue Processing will transform these soft woods and make them harder. also stabilized blanks will finish much easier..some woods need to be stabilized such as spalted wood, buckeye burl, and corn cob blanks. hope this helps...Jeff


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I think corn cob blanks are stabalized with ca glue. Is that what other wood blanks are done with too or is it some type of poly resin?

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It just means that there are resins impregnated into the wood. Good thing, but not needed for most woods. Finish your pens well and you'll be fine.
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