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Purple ball bulletPurple ball bullet IMPREGNATED / DYED WOOD

STABILIZED - STAMINA WOODS - CHROMAWOODŽ
TIGER STRIPE RESINWOOD

Wood stabilization was developed about 25 years ago. These woods have been impregnated with monomers and acrylics to produce a dimensionally stable wood. Some advantages of this nearly perfect knife handle material are:


Advantages Minimizes or eliminates: shrinking, cracking, checking, expanding, warping, will not absorb water, impervious to salt water, oils, stains, dyes and chemicals, sanding does not raise the grain, takes a very high polish, stands up to temperature changes.
Working Works just like regular unstabilized material, but much better
FinishingSanding with 800 grit, 9 micron or crocus cloth followed by buffing on a clean loose buff with 312 Lea Compound gives outstanding lustrous finish.
PolishingIt has been observed that after stabilization, the figure in the wood is enhanced. Colors are more vivid and the grain more pronounced.
Selection feeSelection of woods of exquisite color or figure cost sometimes 2-3 times the base price, particularly rare exotics and the burls
Safety Always use proper respiratory protection to protect your lungs from dust generated by sanding or other stock removal methods, and use proper eye protection too.



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Purple ball bulletPurple ball bullet STABILIZED WOOD

You can buy it in scales or blocks and also can send in your own wood to be stabilized.
Almost all exotic hardwoods are available stabilized and also available is stabilized Antler, Stag, Oosic, horn and Ivory.

Examples of stabilized materials

ANTLER, STAG, OOSIC, HORN & IVORY K & G Finishing Supplies 
ASH BURL K & G Finishing Supplies   The Lumberlady 
BLACK ASH BURL K & G Finishing Supplies  Texas Knifemaker's Supply  Jantz Supply 
BLACK OAK BURL The Lumberlady  
BIRDSEYE MAPLE K & G Finishing Supplies  Jantz Supply 
BOX ELDER BURL K & G Finishing Supplies  Texas Knifemaker's Supply  Jantz Supply 
BUCKEYE BURL The Lumberlady  
CHERRY BURL The Lumberlady  
CURLY MAPLE K & G Finishing Supplies  Jantz Supply RecoFOR Specialty Woods
CALIFORNIA BUCKEYE BURL K & G Finishing Supplies  Texas Knifemaker's Supply  Jantz Supply 
FIDDLE BACK MAPLE K & G Finishing Supplies RecoFOR Specialty Woods 
MADRONE The Lumberlady  
MADRONE BURL K & G Finishing Supplies 
MAPLE BURL Texas Knifemaker's Supply K & G 
Finishing Supplies RecoFOR 
Specialty Woods
MESQUITE K & G Finishing Supplies 
PALM WOOD K & G Finishing Supplies 
REDHEART K & G Finishing Supplies  Jantz Supply 
REDWOOD K & G Finishing Supplies  Texas Knifemaker's Supply  Jantz Supply 
SPALTED ASH The Lumberlady  
SPALTED MAPLE K & G Finishing Supplies  Jantz Supply 
THUYA BURL Texas Knifemaker's Supply 
TIGER MAPLE BURL Texas Knifemaker's Supply RecoFOR Specialty Woods
WALNUT BURL K & G Finishing Supplies  Jantz Supply 

Ash burl Ash burl
Black Oak Burl Black Oak Burl
Buckeye Burl Buckeye Burl
Cherry Burl Cherry Burl
Madrone Spalted Ash

Maple Burl 
As sold by: Ironwood from Don

Stabilized woods 
Custom Stabilizing Available K & G Finishing Supplies K & G Finishing Supplies
Custom Stabilizing and Dyeing Available Wood Stabilizing Specialists International Wood Stabilizing Specialists International

brown 
tiger high intensity burl oak 
burl red brown tiger red gold crotch white 
curly white 
tiger

The above wood is stabilized by bullet RecoFOR Specialty Woods
The stabilizer used is a two part penetrating epoxy not to be mistaken for Methyl-Methacrylate stabilizers. It is light weight yet strong, durable to impact or wear, it is porous and accepts finishes well. will shine up to a nice polish with buffing.
No pressure or vacuum is used in the process.

Listed in the catalog of:
-  K & G Finishing Supplies
-  Jantz Supply
-  Texas Knifemaker's Supply
bullet RecoFOR Specialty Woods
The Lumberlady The Lumberlady



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Purple ball bulletPurple ball bullet STAMINA WOOD

Is another wood laminate, utilizing wood veneers that have been dyed, than impregnated with phenolic resin and compressed under high pressure and heat. The result is a material that can be worked with woodworking tools, than sanded and polished to a hi luster.

Block Size K & G Finishing 
Supplies  1-1/8" x 1-1/2" x 5"
Stamina wood colors K & G Finishing Supplies  BLACK /RED
K & G Finishing Supplies  CAMOUFLAGE
K & G Finishing Supplies  EBONY
K & G Finishing Supplies  GOLDEN BROWN
K & G Finishing Supplies  ROSEWOOD
K & G Finishing Supplies  SCARLET


Listed in the catalog of:
-  K & G Finishing Supplies



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Purple ball bulletPurple ball bullet CHROMAWOODŽ

CHROMAWOODŽ is natural wood in its original form, stabilized by complete penetration by a special blend of monomers and acrylics.
This stabilized wood can be machined to within a +/- .0005 inch.
Wood Stabilizing Specialists Inc. (WSSI) uses its unique process to stabilize ivory, bone, horn, hardwoods, softwoods and gemstones.
Stabilized material is not changed except that its color / figure is enhanced and it does acquire a high degree of permanent durability.

WSSI says that no other wood can compare with CHROMAWOODŽ for color, weight, durability, strength and water resistance.

Clear Chromawoods

  • Black Ash Burl - clear
  • Box Elder Burl - clear
  • California Buckeye Burl - clear
  • Maple Burl - clear
  • Maple Burl Curl- clear
  • Redwood Burl Maple - clear
  • Thuya Burl - clear
  • Amboyna burl
  • Speckled Myrtlewood

Double Dyed Woods

Available directly from the manufacturer:


Wood Stabilizing Specialists International   Wood Stabilizing Specialists International , IONIA, IA


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Purple ball bulletPurple ball bullet TIGER STRIPE RESINWOOD

Resinwood made from resin impregnated natural wood with beautiful depth and color, easy to work, and polish. Available only as single color scales 3/8" thick.



Tigerwood

COLOR Texas Knifemaker's Supply  Winewood Texas Knifemaker's Supply  Walnut Texas Knifemaker's Supply  Cocobolo Texas Knifemaker's Supply  Desert Camo

Listed in the catalog of:
-  Texas Knifemaker's Supply


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