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Question About Stabilizing

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hi curtis, i just joined here and its great to see that your already here. i have been amazed with the stabilizing of the so called pinky wood that my friend likes to throw in the burn pile.that being said I hope its ok to share on this site the question i just sent you with the photos...
I left this blank soaking for about two months with a weight on top to keep the wood under the level of the cactus juice, the metal weight was encased in a hard plastic and i really honestly forgot about the blank in the bucket of juice. when i pulled the weight out of the cactus juice the plastic looked like it was melted, and i think melted is the wrong word but.. it reminded me of glue that has been left uncapped for to long and it looks like a big snot ball, i cleaned the wood off and cooked it when i took the tinfoil off the blank the pic shows what i found, i had never seen this happen before or sense, just wondering what happened and why it looks so weird. I will be the first to say it was my fault I'm sure i messed something up but just for my own personal knowledge of what not to do in the future

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Robert, Curtis hasn't been on here in years. He still owns TurnTex and is an active woodworker but he's been extremely busy selling Cactus Juice. Just wanted to let you know.
 

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Robert, Curtis hasn't been on here in years. He still owns TurnTex and is an active woodworker but he's been extremely busy selling Cactus Juice. Just wanted to let you know.
Thx for heads up , so can this post be made into a new thread so someone might have an idea as to what happened?
 

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possible that there was high moisture content in the wood when first submerged?
Agreed, plus it helps to stay under 200 F (but above 185 F) to help limit "push-out".

And...that cured push-out will cut the heck out of your hands while try to chip it off if you're not wearing gloves. At least that's what i heard on a street corner. And apparently the guy who did it has done it many times. Just sayin' that's all.
 

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Agreed, plus it helps to stay under 200 F (but above 185 F) to help limit "push-out".

And...that cured push-out will cut the heck out of your hands while try to chip it off if you're not wearing gloves. At least that's what i heard on a street corner. And apparently the guy who did it has done it many times. Just sayin' that's all.
I think it would slice and dice for sure , that being said I just did a fast trim with the band saw worked out well
 

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I think it would slice and dice for sure , that being said I just did a fast trim with the band saw worked out well
Right tool. In the evenings I’m smart enough to use mine. But, when I buzz home from the office to take a batch out of the oven…then peel back the foil…and it’s 200 deg in my bare hands…and i just want a lil peek…I’m not smart enough to work a power tool!!
 

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Right tool. In the evenings I’m smart enough to use mine. But, when I buzz home from the office to take a batch out of the oven…then peel back the foil…and it’s 200 deg in my bare hands…and i just want a lil peek…I’m not smart enough to work a power tool!!
Oh that’s to funny I do that all the time
 
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