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Stabilized Maple riser

Postby Crooked Stic » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:49 pm

I posted awhile back about being into stabilizing wood. I am mostly doing maple pieces that have some visable grain in them. Adding brown die that brings out the grain and adds considerable weight. I must say it is not the cheapest thing you can do. I have never been satisfied with stain jobs on my risers. This stuff gets all thru the wood except in the most dense parts and even there gets in the softer parts of the growth rings in the dense parts. Anyhow here are a few pics of the latest one I done.
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Re: Stabilized Maple riser

Postby chackworth3 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:36 pm

Good looking bow Mike.
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Re: Stabilized Maple riser

Postby bow101 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:51 pm

" I have never been satisfied with stain jobs on my risers. "
Nice bow. Maple is what it is, never takes stain well unless you use that stain prep. Tends to look blotchy. I have used mineral oil and shelac sanding 6 times between coats and using various grits of sandpaper, seemed to work very well for me. The patina looked second to none.
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Re: Stabilized Maple riser

Postby bearauto11 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:10 am

So, you're doing that to a block of wood? And... the color is throughout as you carve the riser out?
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Re: Stabilized Maple riser

Postby Crooked Stic » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:24 pm

Yes the resin and dye is forced in by atmospheric pressure and displaces the air that was vacuumed out of the wood. Then you wrap it in foil and cure it at 200 degrees for about 4 hours.
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Re: Stabilized Maple riser

Postby arrowlauncherdj » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:43 pm

Neat process Mike. Even cooler outcome.

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Re: Stabilized Maple riser

Postby bow101 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:18 am

(deleted last post) try my way on a scrap piece that has been shaped.
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Re: Stabilized Maple riser

Postby Crooked Stic » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:50 pm

Am I assuming NO I got proof.
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