Our stabilized wood has been prepared with custom knife makers in mind. But knife makers are not the only ones using our wood. Our stabilized wood is also being used for pistol grips, handmade pens, fishing poles, jewelry and the manufacturing of e-cigarette enclosures.
At the end of November I made a decision to make some changes in what would go into our store. No more middle grade woods. From the beginning of December all I have been adding is woods that I am excited about with my focus being the prettiest and most unusual woods I can find. There have been several new batches added that sold out within hours.
This has resulted in smaller inventory in the store. To make up for this I have started sending in larger batches of wood to the stabilizers and I am sending new batches to them more often than before. Hopefully this will make it so there is a large selection whenever you visit the store.
Every piece in the store is individually photographed with large photos showing both sides of the wood. You get to see exactly what you will be getting.
New stabilized wood is being added to our web store constantly so please check back often.
Wood that is correctly stabilized for knife handle material is impregnated with a chemical stabilizing agent that infuses the fiber of the wood and then turns into a solid when it is cured. The purpose of the stabilizing is to make the wood much more durable than it would be naturally, and to lessen the chance of the wood shrinking or expanding.
The process used for our stabilized wood is as follows;
*Blocks of dry wood are placed into a tank.
*The tank is sealed and placed under a vacuum.
*The stabilizing agent is released into the tank which is kept under a vacuum.
*After a designated amount of time the vacuum is released and the tank is pressurized.
*When done properly the stabilizing agent completely infuses the wood fiber.
*Next the infused blocks undergo a heat curing process.
*This curing process changes the stabilizing agent from a liquid into a solid.
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