Turning Archive 2008

Subject:
Punky Pen Blanks

Christine
>I have some beautiful spalted maple pen blanks that are very punky/soft/light. Can anyone recommend a way for me to harden the wood? I tried turning a pen on one, and chunks came off it. Also, if you can suggest a method of hardning the wood, would I brush it on or soak it in the solution? Thanks.

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