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Glenn lefley
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Stabilizing and resin.
Feb 8th, 2017 at 9:24am
 
Dont see a lot about cactus juice stabilizing or alumilite resin usage. Going to jump in and try it wanted to see some helpful info or failures so i can shorten my learning curves. Pics good also.
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Re: Stabilizing and resin.
Reply #1 - Feb 8th, 2017 at 11:11am
 
Glenn, if you use the search feature with the keyword stabilizing, you get plenty of results.
There is plenty of discussion on chambers, vacuum pumps, etc
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Reply #2 - Feb 8th, 2017 at 1:58pm
 
Do a search of Dave Bell. He has a PDF in TPT.

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Re: Stabilizing and resin.
Reply #3 - Feb 8th, 2017 at 2:14pm
 
Another thing, when using Alumilite, be sure the wood is DRY. That's DRY!! Alumilite does not like any moisture. It will foam at any provacation. Also, the air supply wants a dryer on it.

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Glenn lefley
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Reply #4 - Feb 8th, 2017 at 9:49pm
 
I did search and yes there are a few about stabilizing etc. but what i would like to here is has anyone stablized a pine cone or bark and aded to a chunk of wood to create a bowl, or had problems with certain woods, to much oil, etc. and pics of peoples work doing this method. Will keep searching, maybe not getting right parameters.
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Re: Stabilizing and resin.
Reply #5 - Feb 9th, 2017 at 4:15pm
 
Dave has a website with videos etc. about casting Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register

And you tube...search "casting with dave bell"

I've done some stabilizing with wood with good success but no   pine cones.
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Reply #6 - Feb 9th, 2017 at 9:52pm
 
Glenn, do it and you will be glad you did. I started down that road and now rarely turn wood. I make boxes and mills with resin and chuck in some dry Cherry and it's outstanding. Buy your resin in the gallon size for the best cost otherwise each piece is too high. I do some stabilizing.   I like burly looking Cherry in my mills. Get on U-Tube.
Good luck
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Re: Stabilizing and resin.
Reply #7 - Feb 10th, 2017 at 8:03am
 
Not a great pic but here's a pine cone I stabilized.  Doing a 80 year corn  cob for my next project.
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Reply #8 - Feb 10th, 2017 at 8:10pm
 
That is nice . Which resin did you use ? Alumilite?
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Reply #9 - Feb 11th, 2017 at 5:25am
 
Gator vemon just because I bought my vacuum chamber from them.  Same stuff as cactus juice. IMO
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