Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Stablizing Soft Wood ?

Ron in Drums PA
>I have some gorgeous spalted birch that I turned into 2 bowls last night and gave a alcohol bath. The wood is soft and I think I'll need to stiffen the wood up a bit.

If I remember correctly a bath of white glue and water will help stabilize soft/punky wood. I also remember Polycryl also works, although I never tried it.

Is one any better than the other?

Any other suggestions?

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