I have been reading Lathe Land for about a year and you all have solved a lot of problems for me. Now It's time to ask one. When you stablize a pen blank using CA glue, why does it help to use a vacuum pump instead of just soaking it? Also how long do you leave the vacuum on when putting the glue on the wood? How thick a pice of wood can you stablize?
One last question: Has anyone heard of taking acrylic plastic and desolving it in acetone and stablizing pen blanks with that solution.