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Stabilized wood, various types


These pieces on this page have all been resin impregnated under high vaccum, sometimes there were additional steps also. This kind of stabilization is different from using a wood hardener, cactus juice or pentacryl. While there is nothing wrong with other methods, we find resin impregnation to produce an outstanding product that is very durable. Some woods, such as rosewoods or other oily woods have to undergo other steps to allow good penetration of the plastic resin. Some providers don't take these extra steps, which can result in just getting the outer 1/4 inch stabilized instead of the whole piece. Note that some also claim that they have stabilized wood types such as snakewood or desert ironwood. These claims are doubtful because ultra fine grained woods filter out the resin molecules (which are relatively large) and just let a carrier solvent go through, leaving all the resin piled up outside the wood which gives no protection at all.

It is relatively expensive to create stabilized pieces, and most applications work great without using stabilization. But for certain unstable wood types, and also for some uses, stabilization is the way to go. We have to cut every piece oversize, the process then warps the pieces due to the pressure involved, and the piece is reduced in size to make the pieces you see. So it takes extra wood, shipping to the stabilizer and shipping back, as well as paying for the resin work itself. This is what creates the extra cost. IN MOST CASES, STABILIZATION COSTS MORE THAN THE WOOD ITSELF. Many feel it is worth it to get greater ease of working as well as a piece which can stand up to more difficult wear, like knife handles or pens.

NOTE: NOT EVERY STABILIZED WOOD IS ON THIS PAGE, GO TO THE PEN BLANK PAGE FOR PEN BLANKS AND SEE THE ONES MARKED AS STABILIZED. ALSO, BOXELDER, AMBOYNA BURL AND BUCKEYE BURL HAVE THEIR OWN PAGES. SOMETIMES YOU WILL FIND PEN BLANKS HERE TOO IF THEY ARE NOT A STOCK OFFERING BUT A SHORT TERM ONE.
FOR NON-STABILIZED WOODS AT REGULAR PRICES, USE THE LINKS DOWN THE LEFT OF THE PAGE.

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Cherry Burl, tough to get this many burl eyes in a piece, as the wood has a lot of defects, and some whole burls don't have a single burl eye. We select for highest number of burl eyes/figure. Most of the wood doesn't make the cut (about 70%) so these are pretty special. Black Cherry from USA. Professionally Stabilized by resin impregnation under high pressure.

Please order by number below. If the item is missing below or you get a note that it is unavailable when you put it in the shopping cart, that piece is sold.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

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FOURTH side view--sorry we lost the 4th pic!.

Cherry Burl piece 2
1 x 1 x 7 3/8 inches

Stabilized
Price: $15.50

Cherry Burl piece 4
1 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 7 inches

Stabilized
Price: $18.00

Cherry Burl piece 5
1 x 1 x 7 inches

Stabilized
Price: $14.00

Cherry Burl piece 7
1 x 1 x 5.25 inches

Stabilized
Price: $11.00



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Stabilized pieces, many in types not usually available stabilized. Professionally Stabilized by resin impregnation under high pressure.

Please order by number below. If the item is missing below or you get a note that it is unavailable when you put it in the shopping cart, that piece is sold.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

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Burma Blackwood Piece C
2 x 2 x 12 5/8 inches

Stabilized
Price: $44.00

Cordia Burl piece D
1 13/16 x 1 13/16 x 9 inches

Stabilized (extremely rare burl)
Price: $95.50

Quilted Sapele Piece F
1.75 x 1.75 x 6.5 inches

Stabilized (end grain cut)
Price: $36.00







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Stabilized pieces, many in types not usually available stabilized. Professionally Stabilized by resin impregnation under high pressure.

Please order by number below. If the item is missing below or you get a note that it is unavailable when you put it in the shopping cart, that piece is sold.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

Masur Birch Piece A
2 x 2 x 8 5/8 inches

Stabilized
Price: $83.00

Macadamia Nut Piece D
1 11/16 x 1 11/16 x 6 inches

Stabilized
Price: $29.00




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Stabilized pieces. This is Honduran rosewood burl, one of the few burls that can cost more than Amboyna burl . Very rare in high figure. Professionally Stabilized by resin impregnation under high pressure. NOTE: Piece F is natural color. Others dyed red.

Please order by number below. If the item is missing below or you get a note that it is unavailable when you put it in the shopping cart, that piece is sold.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

Honduran Rosewood Burl
Piece C
1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches

Stabilized
Price: $46.00

Honduran Rosewood Burl
Piece D
1 9/16 x 1 9/16 x 5.25 inches

Stabilized
Price: $51.00

Honduran Rosewood Burl
Piece G
1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 6 1/8 inches

Stabilized
Price: $39.00
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