Faceplate and between centers turning discussions


Postby loyd » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:45 pm

Has anyone had experience with PEG [polyethylene glycol] as a wood stablizer? I used it once about 20 years ago on some knotty walnut and some knarly [maybe] oak. I recall that it was expensive and mentioned often in magazines of that time. It's still available [Rockler has it] but I haven't heard of any activity with it since I used it all those many years ago. I do remember it being very messy and the wood turned almost black with mold after soaking for the prescribed length of time, but I was able to turn it and gave the vessel to someone. I think I turned the walnut and tossed the other piece in the burn pile. Don't remember much more than that. Just curious! I don't actually plan to use it again since it seems easy enough to get the wood cured without it. :?:
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