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mkriggen
05-24-2013, 07:18 PM
Does amboyna wood need to be stabilized? For that matter, has anyone ever put together a list of woods that don't need stabilization?

Thanks,
Mikey

Burl Source
05-24-2013, 07:20 PM
People use Amboyna both Natural and Stabilized.

cclin
05-24-2013, 07:41 PM
Mark, how about HONDURAS ROSEWOOD, THUYA & black & white EBONY??
@Mikey, I hope it is ok I use your thread to ask....

Burl Source
05-24-2013, 08:03 PM
Rosewood and Thuya seem to be fine either way. Both of these like to weep for several months after getting stabilized.
B&W Ebony gets used both ways but I prefer it stabilized.
I am scared of the crosscut, end grain B&W Ebony even when stabilized.

mkriggen
05-24-2013, 08:39 PM
Mark, how about HONDURAS ROSEWOOD, THUYA & black & white EBONY??
@Mikey, I hope it is ok I use your thread to ask....

No problem, I consider it on topic anyway.:thumbsup:

cclin
05-24-2013, 10:14 PM
Rosewood and Thuya seem to be fine either way. Both of these like to weep for several months after getting stabilized.
B&W Ebony gets used both ways but I prefer it stabilized.
I am scared of the crosscut, end grain B&W Ebony even when stabilized.

No problem, I consider it on topic anyway.:thumbsup:

Thanks!!

apicius9
05-24-2013, 10:19 PM
What Mark said. Unstabilized thuya can be a little brittle in my experience, but it does look better unstabilized. B&w ebony is a b&$'@. I saw a sellers stash with hundreds if not thousands of pieces, and each and every piece I looked at had cracks.

Stefan

mkriggen
05-25-2013, 03:52 AM
Thanks for the info, I was actually thinking about picking up some B&W ebony for ferrels, think I'll rethink it now...wow, all this thinking is making my head hurt:dazed:

Dream Burls
06-01-2013, 11:50 AM
Does amboyna wood need to be stabilized? For that matter, has anyone ever put together a list of woods that don't need stabilization?

Thanks,
Mikey

I have compiled a list of woods that may not need to be stabilized. I say "may" because it usually depends on the use and how certain you want/need to be about its stability. There are some wood like Ironwood that are pretty much fail safe, but as Mark and others are pointing out, a lot of them fall on the cusp. If you'd like the list I have PM me and I'll forward it to you.