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Made a couple more pistachio call blanks

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Still need to finish these up but thought I would post a pic here. I would love to see other folks post pictures of their stabilizing and casting work!

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Still need to finish these up but thought I would post a pic here. I would love to see other folks post pictures of their stabilizing and casting work!

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Love that green and gold.
This is a large block pour for pen blanks using a really horrid oak burl. Will cut my blanks and then stabilize. I know its backward but as I said the burl was horrid.
Turned a kindergarten pen to see what it would look like turned.

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Love that green and gold.
This is a large block pour for pen blanks using a really horrid oak burl. Will cut my blanks and then stabilize. I know its backward but as I said the burl was horrid.
Turned a kindergarten pen to see what it would look like turned.

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That Burl is actually pretty cool! Good luck stabilizing those after you have casted them. I’ve never tried that before I would be interested to see how that goes.
 

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Those are nice!



I don't recall how much casting is pictured there, there is definitely stabilizing work pictured, but here's a thread showing off in this section: https://woodbarter.com/threads/whats-cooking.30281/
Thanks for that! You had some great looking pieces in that thread! Hope your still going at it and I would love to see more pictures. My wife thought it was a phase 2 years ago when I jumped into this but I haven’t slowed down a bit, just love creating these things!
 

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Thanks for that! You had some great looking pieces in that thread! Hope your still going at it and I would love to see more pictures. My wife thought it was a phase 2 years ago when I jumped into this but I haven’t slowed down a bit, just love creating these things!

It's been probably 2 years, or fairly close to that, since I've done any stabilizing work. I have a tendency to, once I master something, get bored of it and move on to something else. After a lot of stabilizing work - at one point I had four vacuum chambers - I had decided it was time for a break for a while and to move on to another area of woodworking. I moved back into furniture building. But not long after that, we moved. More than a year after moving, my shop is finally pretty much set back up and ready to build. I've got a number of furniture projects lined up. Then who knows what area of woodworking I'll dive into next! Someday I will likely do some stabilizing again, but it's most likely to be just for myself, and maybe the occasional extra piece or two to sell. I did keep one chamber and my vacuum pump.
 

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It's been probably 2 years, or fairly close to that, since I've done any stabilizing work. I have a tendency to, once I master something, get bored of it and move on to something else. After a lot of stabilizing work - at one point I had four vacuum chambers - I had decided it was time for a break for a while and to move on to another area of woodworking. I moved back into furniture building. But not long after that, we moved. More than a year after moving, my shop is finally pretty much set back up and ready to build. I've got a number of furniture projects lined up. Then who knows what area of woodworking I'll dive into next! Someday I will likely do some stabilizing again, but it's most likely to be just for myself, and maybe the occasional extra piece or two to sell. I did keep one chamber and my vacuum pump.
@Sprung so there are other people like me! I'm so glad that I am not alone in this world. I have the same type of mind set. Once climbing up to the peak of a skill I move on. As for acquiring all the skills to climb the peak in woodworking I know that I will be here for years and years. As a reference to where I am at, I just getting my backpack loaded for the clinb.
 
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