About the material
About the Wood
All of the wood used is stabilized (unless otherwise noted in listing) using a premium, professional grade, heat cured resin. Using a tested and refined process involving vacuum, pressure, and heat, the treated wood results in a number of valuable benefits.
Advantages of using Stabilized Wood:
- Increased durability of the material
- Much less prone to movement, cracking, and warping
- Easier to work and finish, as density becomes more consistent throughout the wood
- Pores and small voids are filled for more uniform surface
- Holds up much better in extreme conditions
Note: Stabilizing is a very helpful process and results in an overall much more stable product, however it does not change the fact that it is still wood, and can still have certain natural qualities. Especially in burl wood, where cracks, voids, and bark inclusions are common, these areas will need to be worked around, filled, or left alone.
Small voids can be easily filled with medium CA (super glue). Apply a small drop into the void, let dry, sand and repeat until the level of the dried glue is flush with the rest of the surface.
About the Resin
The casting resin used is a high quality and extremely durable urethane resin that works/machines easily, and is not brittle like some other acrylics. It can be worked very similar to wood, with sharp blades and bits, and sands and polishes beautifully.
If you have any questions about using the material, feel free to contact me and I would be happy to help!