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Hey everyone, Has anyone here stabilized burls with epoxy resins? I'm about to make some blanks for a motorcycle project I'm doing. I'm hoping to save a few dollars by not 'buying and trying' to get the results I want. What has worked well for you?

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Might try some of the woodworking websites or even searching YouTube for videos showing what other people have done and how they did it.

Whatever you come up with, be sure to share the results.

Burls can be hard to work with, but make for some pretty beautiful projects.

It'll be interesting to see what you're making for a motorcycle with it.
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Hey Otto,
Thanks, for the tips. I've seen lots of results. All of them great!! I have done some vacuum molding of parts and I get the idea of how to stabilize the burls. My big question is which products has anybody used and did it work as advertised?
OTTO, I am going to make handle grips, shift knob and covers for various parts. I have just started building this bike. I am posting the build in the antique bike section. I will show all the details of my mold, "bagging' the blanks, turning, and the finished project on the thread titled "Harley sacrelegion" The thing I'm turning is real basic turning but I hope my material is the neat part!?

I have only been a member for about a month but, I have been lurking here for a long time. I've read many of your posts and answers for questions. Just wanted to say thanks again for willingly sharing your knowledge.

Which reminds me I should really quit being a leaker and become a subscriber as a way of saying, Thanks to Harry for the awesome site!!
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Rodney:

I saw your other thread. Looks like quite a project. Looking forward to lots more pictures as the build continues.

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Well, I think I will be buying the blanks I wanted. My initial idea was to use all the remains of walnut shells from my yard. I have since found several companies that offer 'pen blanks'. Many of them will allow ordering of custom sizes. As it turns out, the company I was most interested in purchasing from is right near my home. Here are a couple of examples:
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That material looks great. Please let us know the name of the company.
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Gary, I found this at Exoticblanks.com. They are located in SE WI. I just spoke to the owner, Eric Brown, yesterday. He talked to me for quite a while. Seemed knowledgeable and helpful. Most of the blanks he sells are knife scales and pen blanks. I asked him about making custom sizes and using my materials. Very accommodating. He told me to chuck and turn my material to make sure it would work and be what I wanted. That was a smart idea by him. I am sending him my raw material to make blanks. I was quoted an extremely reasonable price. I will post pictures when I get them. It will be several weeks.

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Interesting mix of burls and multi colored epoxy....
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