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Re: Stabilizing Burl Questions

Dick Coers
Epoxy won't stabilize it. Cactus Juice requires dead dry wood (like baked to no moisture) a pressure pot and vacuum pump to pull a hard vacuum, and a way to bake it after all the air in the cells has been replaced with resin. The resin is very expensive, and getting the solution to the center of a whole burl could be challenging. So if you need to buy hardware, and $150 worth of resin, you need to decide if the wood is worth it. You could easily have $300 invested in it if you don't have a pump and vessel to handle the vacuum.

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