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Offline crashdive123

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Stabilizing Scales
« on: November 21, 2018, 06:08:12 PM »
Here's my new set up for stabilizing.












Offline Yellowyak

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Re: Stabilizing Scales
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2018, 07:00:31 PM »
Looks like a sweet setup Dave, congrats.

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Re: Stabilizing Scales
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2018, 07:25:56 PM »
Nice setup.  Do you use various resins for different types of wood?  How long, on average, for most wooden scales?
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Re: Stabilizing Scales
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2018, 09:12:59 PM »
Very cool!
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Re: Stabilizing Scales
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2018, 05:25:44 AM »
Nice setup.  Do you use various resins for different types of wood?  How long, on average, for most wooden scales?

I'm using Cactus Juice (from Turntex).  I also got the vacuum chamber from them - figured it was time to upgrade from the pickle jar.

This batch of wood is Mountain Laurel.  The basic process is - heat wood to 200 to remove any moisture (20 hours), stabilize (this batch took 5 hours), soak (twice as long as you draw a vacuum), wrap and bake at 200 to cure the resin. 

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Re: Stabilizing Scales
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2018, 06:31:40 AM »
Very cool setup Dave. Looking forward to seeing your new handles.
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Re: Stabilizing Scales
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2018, 06:48:36 AM »
I don't know man.  Looks like you up to something nefarious.
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Re: Stabilizing Scales
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2018, 08:04:43 AM »
Cool looking outfit! :thumbsup:    Does the machine run intermittently during the 'soak?' :shrug:
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Re: Stabilizing Scales
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2018, 08:15:18 AM »
Thanks Crash.
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Re: Stabilizing Scales
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2018, 08:33:00 AM »
Cool looking outfit! :thumbsup:    Does the machine run intermittently during the 'soak?' :shrug:

During the soak you break the vacuum and leave it off.