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Stabilizing?

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What is used to stabilized corn husks etc, i liked the recent corn husk pen and the only way could try it is to buy cobs and eat them then dry and stabilize the husk.?
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Or you could order some from one of the online catalog companies already stabilized?

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I did not look up corncobs here is some info. There are articles on stabilizing in library too. Bet cheaper to buy already stabilized blanks.

http://www.penturners.org/forum/showthread.php?t=79502
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Hi Gus -- here's a link to one company that sells the corn cob blanks; I've bought pen kits and laser-cut-inlay blanks from them in the past.

http://www.woodturningz.com/Stabiliz...en_Blanks.aspx

If you want, I'll stop in at Woodcraft again (please, don't make me do that ) and see if they have any, I can throw one in with the kauri.

edit: looks like Woodcraft stock them (at least, online) ... http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/202...k-Natural.aspx


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You Lads are more than helpful thanks,
Duncan i'll throw in extra Bog oak blanks in thanks.

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http://www.woodturningz.com/Stabiliz...en_Blanks.aspx

Really good site.
my better half will be gettin suspicious about all the international mail and me spendin more time in the woodshed

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http://www.woodturningz.com/Stabiliz...en_Blanks.aspx

Really good site.
my better half will be gettin suspicious about all the international mail and me spendin more time in the woodshed

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you could throw her off the scent by smudging some chalk dust behind your ear ... she'll think you've been down the local playing darts

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LOL no point in bluffin a woman when it comes to the shop, i once bought a fingernail gouge and a Sorby indexing system, placed them in the shed complete with dust 3 weeks later the wife inquired about the new tools i had bought! we were redecorating at the time and finances were needed in other areas. so dont bluff a women they know more than we imagine.

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