Turning Archive 2008
Ken Oakley-Starry St. Cloud, Fla
>I keep reading about stabilizer wood for turning and though I assume it is somehow introducing something into the wood to keep it firm while turning. I have been throwing out a lot of wood I cut for pen blanks to sell on Ebay, but recently listed some spalted grapefruit wood that had minor spongy spots. I put that in the description but it sure didn't stop people from bidding. The winning bidder now for the third week in a row is bidding on more of the same. He sent me an email telling me how great the stuff is and I sent him some real spongy stuff with his last batch. He emailed me today telling me it is absolutely his favorite wood now. Have I been throwing away a whole new source of income from Ebay? What exactly is the stabilizing process?