This Wood Stabilization System is a user friendly way to stabilize and color wood. Even spalted woods and difficult burls will become solid and easier to turn after being processed. A vacuum is used to pull the stabilization resin into the wood blanks keeping them from cracking or changing in the future. The resin is water soluble and any excess can be reused to stabilize other wood. Also, dramatic effects can be created by adding color to the resin. The wood being stabilized needs to be dry (15% moisture or less) for best results.
Two sizes of vacuum chamber are included and each comes with a cam-lock anti-float plate to keep the wood submerged. The large one can be used for up to 70 pen blanks, bottle stopper blanks, or small bowl and vessel blanks. The vacuum can be supplied by the optional vacuum generator pictured above or a vacuum pump with a regulator.After treating, the wood needs to be cured in an oven to complete the stabilization process. A toaster oven will work fine for small batches.
The Vacuum Generator (sold separately) uses an air compressor to create a vacuum. It works with a compressor that has at least 2.5 CFM. The generator includes: on/off switch, vacuum gauge, regulator to adjust vacuum. The generator uses 70-90 PSI to create up to 24" of vacuum.
The Stabilization System includes:
The Vacuum Bags are used with the Stabilization System for stabilizing larger bowl blanks. The bags use the large vacuum chamber of the system as a catch basin for the excess resin.
Small Vacuum Bag measures 20"x 20"
Large Vacuum Bag measures 28" x 30"
|110980||Holdfast Stabilization System||$224.95|
|110901R||V810R Hold Fast Vac Generator||$179.95|
|110981||Extra Stabilization Seal for 8.25qt chamber||$13.50|
|110982||Qt. Stabilization Resin||$33.95|
|110983||Gallon Stabilization Resin||$99.95|
|110994||Black Resin Dye||$9.95|
|110995||Red Resin Dye||$7.95|
|110996||Yellow Resin Dye||$7.95|
|110997||Blue Resin Dye||$7.95|
|110998||Violet Resin Dye||$7.95|
|110999||Assort of 5 Resin Dye Colors||$39.95|
|110984||20"x20" Vacuum Stabilization Bag||$30.95|
|110985||28"x30" Vacuum Stabilization Bag||$34.95|
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