Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Vacuum Stabilizing

Stuart Johnson
>I want to try stabilizing some burl for pen and stopper blanks and have a few questions. I'll be using a glass Gallon bottle but not sure what material for stabilizing.

1. Any suggestions for stabilizor? I have some Nelsonite on order but don't know if I'll use it.

2. What amount of vaccum should I try to pull?

3. How much vaccum will a normal glass bottle accept prior to imploding?

4. Why once the air is pulled out doesn't the vaccum suck out the stabilizing liquid?

5. Any hints or cautions?

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