Single colored stabilized wood blocks. Great for knife handles and similar projects.
Stabilized wood is real wood that has been dried and then impregnated with a heatcuring resin. The blocks are submerged in the resin and vacuum is applied. During the process the vacuum pulls out the air from within the wood. There is now underpressure in the wood and as it is submerged, when the pressure is normalized the wood "sucks" in the resin.
When the wood is properly impreganted, they are wrapped in tin foin and undergo a heat treatment process. Most waterbased resin manufacturers recommend 90C temperature for 1-2 hours.
When heat treated, the wood needs cleaning. Some blocks warp in the process and these are squared up on the bandsaw, while others just need a light sanding.
The wood is now ready to use. Stabilization benefits include increased resistance to moisture and general wear and tear while still retaining the beauty of natural wood.
When making something unique, why settle for standard products? Here you will find pieces of stabilized wood that are special enough to get their own treatment.
All pieces are handmade with different drip and soaking techniques, both in and out of vacuum. Blocks can undergo several heat treatments as well if there are many colors present.
What you see is what you get, the pieces are only moistened for the pictures to bring out the true colors. These are all unique and cannot be restocked.