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    stabilized wood is hard, hard, hard

    I have stabilized a lot of wood and usually my projects are turned. I know stable wood is hard but never had difficulty turning it. However, a new project I'm working on does no involve turning. I stabled a small piece of holly and was intending to shape it but a knife won't touch it. Tried using a rotary file in the drill press and that was very slow going. Tried using the belt sander and that was really slow.
    I gave up. Now, I'll have to cut another piece from the mother hunk (nice piece of pure white holly, I'm hoarding) then cut and shape and, when finished, then stable it.
    Yep, stabled wood is not for whittling.
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    Frank I'm making a stabilizer now. So far I've been turning the spalted maple and stabilizing it after I turn. One thing I like it's save on stabilizing material
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    I'll be doing that with duck and game calls. Will save a lot of stabilizer and assure penetration. But, they will have to go back on the lathe for final sanding and finishing. Extra steps I hope I can charge more for.
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