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Pentacryl Wood Stabilizer, Gallon

Item #129319
$59.95
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5.0

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Pentacryl is a revolutionary new product that combats the negative effects of drying by displacing water and moisture in the wood fibers.

Carving or turning green wood is certainly faster and easier than working with dry stock. But sometimes the extra work involved with slowly and carefully drying the wood to avoid checking hardly seems worth the trouble. Not any more! Pentacryl is a revolutionary new product that combats the negative effects of drying by displacing water and moisture in the wood fibers. Your wood will dry quicker and more evenly, and the Pentacryl residue even lubricates your tools as you work. This non-toxic solution doesn't stain the wood or affect finishing in any manner. The recommended method of application is total immersion, but the product can also be brushed or sprayed. Compared to the traditional wax coating method, you'll find the drying time reduced by as much as 90% with Pentacryl. On average, a green 6" x 6" x 2" bowl blank would absorb 2 ounces of solution, be fully saturated in a week, and, if turned thin, dry in about three weeks.

  • Combats the negative effects of drying by displacing water and moisture in the wood fibers
  • Doesn't stain the wood or affect finishing in any manner
  • Drying time reduced by as much as 90% with Pentacryl
  • Your wood will dry quicker and more evenly
  • Pentacryl residue even lubricates your tools as you work
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    4.8

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    5.0

    Looks like its working

    By  JT

    from Maryland

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Pentacryl Wood Stabilizer, Gallon :

    Using Pentacryl on oak trunk/log cross sections (3 foot diameter, 4"-6" thick). Cracking has been minimal, and appears to have stopped. Product looks to be working. We have four pieces and have been treating since April. We are now starting the 3rd gallon. Intent is to make tables.

     
    5.0

    I would by this again!

    By  Jerry

    from Grand Rapids MI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy to use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Green wood

    Comments about Pentacryl Wood Stabilizer, Gallon :

    I bought this product after having a bowl which I had just turned crack almost completely through. I used the product as directed on a nice piece of spalted wood and then turned my nicest bowl to date. It replaced the water in the wood and allowed me to turn the piece without the fear that it would crack or check.

     
    4.0

    expensive

    By  blufour

    from iowa

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Soaks right in

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    Comments about Pentacryl Wood Stabilizer, Gallon :

    I can't give this a complete okay until I've used it for months but I do like the way the Pentacryl soaks in, not running away. I've found that you want to put a green turned item in a paper sack after treating with Pentacryl, otherwise it still will crack or check. I tried this on a small vase (after having put several treated bowls in a sack I thought I'd try leaving this setting on the shop table) and the next morning it had a tiny crack. Of course, this is green oak and I've heard that oak is difficult to use green. So, like I said, I need to give this a lot longer trial on different types of wood. So far, the only drawback I see is the extreme price. It's going to get expensive real quick because one little green bowl really soaks it up again and again.

     
    5.0

    I like for every carver to try thi

    By  pitt2

    from Urbana,Illinois

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Detailed Work
    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas

    Comments about Pentacryl Wood Stabilizer, Gallon :

    I use it on my chainsaw carvings and it works great!

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