This Demo Shows How to Stabilize Wood With a DIY Vacuum

If you want to turn wood scrap into beautiful resin-based creations, this video is for you. Happy woodturning!
Loukia Papadopoulos

YouTuber Black Beard Projects brings to the world some of the most unique do-it-yourself (DIY) projects imaginable. In this session, the channel's host takes on wood stabilizing.

What might this be you may ask? Well, the process is very popular among woodturners passionate about the potential of every piece of wood scrap, no matter the consistency.

"Ever find a beautiful piece of wood that is just too soft or punky to turn? In the past, these would have been looked at longingly thinking wow what a waste, and then ended up in the trash can. Not anymore," said in a blog woodturner Ken Northern.

"Stabilization is the process you can use to turn these into workable pieces. There are products available to easily stabilize on your own at home. Dyes are also available to add color to these stabilized pieces
and some are even adding Scents to the process," he further explained.

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If this description has you intrigued, then today's video will show you how to undertake this beautiful process yourself. Wood stabilizing requires injecting resin in wood by evacuating all the air inside so the clip shows you how to make your own vacuum.

There is a clear list of ingredients and step by step instructions, making the process easy to follow and recreate. Happy woodturning!

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