What is Stabilized wood?

The basic principle of wood stabilizing is to take a piece of soft or punky wood (punky wood is wood affected by serpula lacrymans fungus which creates a lot of interesting textures) and inject it with resin to create a stable, hardened wood blank that is safe to turn.  The resin displaces air pockets throughout the grain structure, creating a dense blank that is nearly impervious to moisture changes and can be polished to a high gloss.

Picolibri “Allen"  


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Vicious Ant “Duke Stabilized Wood"


Gepetto Box Mods “Intarsio"


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Stickman Superleggera Colored Carbon Fiber


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Créavap “Le K"


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Stabilized wood Drip Tips


Pretty cool, yeah? These types of mods are becoming more common. What do you all think? Let us know in the comments!