Scales

j elky

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Lumptastic - in your original post - what type wood is fourth row left? I am assuming fully stabilized?

thanks...Jeff
 

Lumptastic

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Lumptastic - in your original post - what type wood is fourth row left? I am assuming fully stabilized?

thanks...Jeff
There all big leaf maple. Yes there all stabilized. I’m always using my phone so there just in a straight line for me but I’m assuming you are referring to one of the Spalted burl sets.
 

KenH

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When you say "stabilized", do I remember you saying you do your own stabilizing with Cactus Juice? With the type of woods you're using CJ does work good giving 100% penetration. Do you stabilize a block, then cut into scales? OR, do you cut into scales then stabilize?

Those are some really good looking scales -
 

Lumptastic

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I always do blocks and cut those into scales. I tried it the other way but the individual scales usually warped so I just started doing blocks. With dye it also helps to get even coloration
 

KenH

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Good deal on stabilizing the block, then cutting into scales. That shows what I've always said about Cactus Juice, if done correctly it will have 100% penetration and give a very good result. As I said before, your scales look really good.
 

CDHumiston

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Good deal on stabilizing the block, then cutting into scales. That shows what I've always said about Cactus Juice, if done correctly it will have 100% penetration and give a very good result. As I said before, your scales look really good.

I've purchased multiple sets, at least 5 or 6 and they are really nice.

Here's a set on a knife I recently made for my wife.

 
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