Subject: Try this on lathe projects.
Date: Sun, 08 Mar 1998

Just a quick line concerning the liquid sealer I purchased a couple of weeks ago. Hey this stuff really works! The application is a bit eclectic. I'm a woodturner and use the sealer to stabilize spalted wood after it's been turned to rough shape. It's probably not a huge market for you folks but I'll be glad to share my experience with your product on the rec.woodturning news group. Normally, turning spalted wood is a dicey proposition but by leaving the walls and base of the bowel about 3/8ths inches thick and applying the sealer, I was able to finish turn to a thickness of 1/8th inch after it cured. The result was a much thinner bowel.

The sealer is a bitch to sand until it's fully cured (about a week in a cold damp basement) but it did set up hard enough to sand without difficulty. I'm sure a warm box with good air circulation will improve that situation.

I'll be placing another order soon.


Thank you, Sir, for your kind words! Please feel free to share your experience on the rec.woodturning news group. We'll always be happy to try and answer any questions, although at this point you know far more than we do about CPES and woodturning.

Proper cure time with the CPES is essential, and, as you found out, cold and dampness do not speed things up. But it will eventually cure, no matter what. I don't have our order database at hand, but if you're working at temperatures where the curing will be done in conditions under 50 F, we recommend the Cold Weather formula.

Thanks again, Doc