Originally Posted by AusLach
Amazing GripMaker. I'm curious, how exactly do you inject the dyes into the wood? Can you do larger chunks of wood, say like a rifle stock??
I actually don't do it myself. A friend does it for me and he refuses to tell me how it works (can't imagine why
). All I know is that acrylic dyes and stabilzer are pressure-injected into the wood. Something about box elder makes it more suited for this process than just about any other wood. I've also asked about bigger pieces and blocks. The longest that he can do is 16" long, so not nearly long enough for a rifle stock.
I reserve a table at a local gun show about once a year and this time I set out some of the unworked scales so people could see how the wood starts out. Almost half of the people had no idea it was even wood. They said they thought it was stone! It's really pretty neat stuff.