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    Does amboyna wood need to be stabilized? For that matter, has anyone ever put together a list of woods that don't need stabilization?

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    People use Amboyna both Natural and Stabilized.
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    Mark, how about HONDURAS ROSEWOOD, THUYA & black & white EBONY??
    @Mikey, I hope it is ok I use your thread to ask....
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cclin View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    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.
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    No problem, I consider it on topic anyway.
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    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.

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkriggen View Post
    Does amboyna wood need to be stabilized? For that matter, has anyone ever put together a list of woods that don't need stabilization?

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    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.
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