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Stabilized Wood Blanks

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North Woods is now partnering with Tom Stone to open up new artistic possibilities for our previously unusable wood pieces by employing stabilization to make pieces more robust and easy to turn.

We are passionate about saving fragile or unusable wood, and are proud of our new up-cycling process which reclaims otherwise waste material and turns it into a durable and stunning basis for show-stopping pieces developed through traditional woodturning.

The stabilizing process uses a vacuum to remove all the air from the wood, replacing it with a heat activated resin that in turn forms a polymer backbone in pieces that would otherwise be too fragile to use. Additionally, resin of different colors and shades can be used to create various effects. When colored resin penetrates wood, it results in unique coloring of the wood, artistically highlighting splendid natural grain figures.

Tom has worked extensively to create an array of stabilized blanks for North Woods for pens, pepper mills, bottle stoppers, and duck call blanks from our natural-edged and Extreme Spalt Maple. He is the proprietor of Beyond Wood Products, as well as a wood turner, pen maker, hobbyist and innovator.

Our stabilized blanks are chosen for their extreme figure caused by spalting, a deterioration of the fibers of the wood by fungi. Stabilized blanks may still may contain voids or areas that are softer than others. This is normal, and, as with any natural wood for turning, you may need to fill voids or reinforce areas with CA glue. Stabilization does add some reinforcement, but the pieces are still essentially wood and may not turn and finish like plastic.

"Our stabilized wood blanks are truly unique, featuring extreme spalt highlights showcased in an array of vibrant colors that go beyond what nature can produce."

Stabilized Wood Blanks - Products

Send us an email or call (800) 556-3106 with any questions or to request more specific photos of a piece.

Big Leaf Maple (Burly Figure)
Big Leaf Maple (Burly Figure)
DetailsPreview Price Quantity
Forest Sunlight:
Maple burl 1.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" Translucent yellow and green. Photo shows example
Forest Sunlight
$15.95
Peppermint swirl:
1.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" Colors are pinker, very pretty! Photo shows example.
Peppermint swirl
$15.95
Kansas Sky - Buckeye burl:
1.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" Light blue with pearly white swirl. Photo shows example.
Kansas Sky - Buckeye burl
$15.95
SOLD!
Kansas Sky - Maple burl:
1.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" Light blue with pearly white. swirl. Photo shows example.
Kansas Sky - Maple burl
$15.95
Amethyst - Maple burl:
1.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" Pale clear amethyst color. Photo shows example.
Amethyst - Maple burl
$15.95
SOLD!
Blue Ocean Maple:
Maple burl 1.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" Photo shows example.
Blue Ocean Maple
$15.95
Amethyst - Buckeye burl:
1.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" Pale clear amethyst color. Photo shows example.
Amethyst - Buckeye burl
$15.95
SOLD!
Orange Crush - Buckeye burl:
1.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" Photo shows example.
Orange Crush - Buckeye burl
$15.95
SOLD!
Blue Ocean Buckeye:
Buckeye burl and clear blue. 1.5" x 1.5' x 2.5" Photo shows example.
Blue Ocean Buckeye
$15.95
SOLD!
Sea Green:
Clear pale blue 1.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" Photo shows example.
Sea Green
$15.95
Camo Green Buckeye:
Light green, dark green and black 1.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" Photo shows example.
Camo Green Buckeye
$15.95
SOLD!
Mixed Berry Swirl:
Maple burl 1.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" red & blue. Photo shows example.
Mixed Berry Swirl
$15.95
Deep Space - Maple:
Red, black and silver swirl 1.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" Photo shows example.
Deep Space - Maple
$15.95
Violet Dream - Maple:
Purple and gold swirl 1.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" Photo shows example.
Violet Dream - Maple
$15.95
Violet Dream - Buckeye burl:
Purple and gold swirl 1.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" Photo shows example.
Violet Dream - Buckeye burl
$15.95
Camo Green - Maple:
Light green, dark green and black 1.5" x 1.5" x 2.5" Photo shows example.
Camo Green - Maple
$15.99
TSPB 09:
Tropical waters... 0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 09
$19.99
SOLD!
TSPB 15:
Aztec Gold...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 15
$20.00
TSPB 04:
Dizzy Peacock...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 04
$20.00
TSPB 05:
Chocolate Cherry Flake...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 05
$20.00
TSPB 06:
Mystic Midnight...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 06
$20.00
TSPB 07:
Aztec Gold...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 07
$20.00
TSPB 12:
Chocolate Cherry Flake...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 12
$20.00
TSPB 14:
Fiery...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 14
$20.00
TSPB 11:
Spring Dream...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 11
$20.00
TSPB 01:
Spring Dream Hybrid... 0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 01
$20.00
TSPB 17:
Chocolate Cherry Flake...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 17
$20.00
TSPB 08:
Chocolate Cherry Flake...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 08
$20.00
TSPB 10:
Dizzy Peacock...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 10
$20.00
TSPB 18:
Witte Teal...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 18
$20.00
TSPB 02:
Double Neon...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 02
$20.00
TSPB 13:
Spring Dream...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 13
$20.00
TSPB 03:
Zombie Night...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 03
$20.00
TSPB 16:
Deep Forest...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 16
$20.00
TSPB 6 Pack #4:
Six pack of blue/green stabilized curly pen blanks. SALE was $48 now $24.
TSPB 6 Pack #4
$24.00
TSPB 6 Pack #1:
Six pack of orange stabilized Burl pen blanks. SALE was $72 now $36.
TSPB 6 Pack #1
$36.00
TSPM 2:
Mixed Berry Swirl 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" x 7" Pepper Mill blank
TSPM 2
$74.99
SOLD!
TSPM 3:
Nebula Sunset 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" x 7" Maple burl plus purple and orange. Pepper Mill blank
TSPM 3
$74.99
TSPM 4:
2-7/8" x 2-7/8" x 7" Buckeye burl and iridescent green. Pepper Mill blank.
TSPM 4
$74.99
SOLD!
TSPM 1:
Dizzy Peacock 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" x 7" Pepper Mill blank
TSPM 1
$74.99
TSPM 5:
Natural Buckeye burl and Azure swirl 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" x 7" Pepper Mill blank
TSPM 5
$74.99
SOLD!
TSPM 7:
3" x 3" x 8" Maple burl with orange and rust. Large Peppermill Blank
TSPM 7
$95.00
TSBB 3:
5.5" x 5.5" x 2.5" Maple burl and Red/Yellow swirl
TSBB 3
$124.99
TSBB 2:
5.5" x 5.5" x 2.5" Blue Buckeye burl and iridescent orange swirl
TSBB 2
$124.99
TSBB 8A:
8" x 8" 3" blue and silver. Stunning!
TSBB 8A
$189.00
OE Box #1:
Crate full of odds and ends. All Maple Burl and Buckeye Burl. Some "punky" spots but PERFECT for stabilizing. 500# of wood @ $3.50/lb. Buyer to pay exact freight based on location. Contact us for more details!
OE Box #1
$1750.00
Big Leaf Maple (Curly Figure)
Big Leaf Maple (Curly Figure)
DetailsPreview Price Quantity
TSKS 4 Pack #1:
4 pack of purple/green stabilized curly knife scales. 5.25" x 1" x 1.25" SALE was $40 now only $20
TSKS 4 Pack #1
$20.00
SOLD!
TSPB 6 Pack #3:
Six pack of orange stabilized curly pen blanks. SALE was $48 now $24.
TSPB 6 Pack #3
$24.00
TSPB 6 Pack #2:
Six pack of orange stabilized curly pen blanks. SALE was $48 now $24.
TSPB 6 Pack #2
$24.00
TSKS 4 Pack #2:
Four pack of green/blue stabilized curly knife scales. 8" x 1" x 1.25" SALE was $60 now only $30
TSKS 4 Pack #2
$30.00
Buckeye (Burl Figure)
Buckeye (Burl Figure)
DetailsPreview Price Quantity
TSPB 23:
Spring Dream...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 23
$20.00
SOLD!
TSPB 19:
Black Gold...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 19
$20.00
TSPB 22:
Black Gold...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 22
$20.00
TSPB 25:
Black Gold...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 25
$20.00
TSPB 24:
Spring Dream...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 24
$20.00
TSPB 20:
Fiery...0.8125" x 0.8125" x 5"
TSPB 20
$20.00
TSPM 6:
3" x 3" x 8" Buckeye burl with green and yellow swirl. Large Pepper Mill blank
TSPM 6
$95.00
Mixed Species (Mixed Figure)
Mixed Species (Mixed Figure)
DetailsPreview Price Quantity
TSFC 06:
Purple/Gold Cast Douglas Fir Cone 1.5" x 2.5" Photo Shows Example
TSFC 06
$16.00
TSFC 05:
Azure Cast Douglas Fir Cone 1.5" x 2.5" Photo Shows Example
TSFC 05
$16.00
TSFC 01:
Orange Cast Douglas Fir Cone 1.5" x 2.5" Photo Shows Example
TSFC 01
$16.00
TSFC 04:
Green Cast Douglas Fir Cone 1.5" x 2.5" Photo Shows Example
TSFC 04
$16.00
TSFC 03:
Peacock Cast Douglas Fir Cone 1.5" x 2.5" Photo Shows Example
TSFC 03
$16.00
SOLD!
TSFC 02:
Purple Cast Douglas Fir Cone 1.5" x 2.5" Photo Shows Example
TSFC 02
$16.00
TSFC 07:
Dark Green Cast Douglas Fir Cone 1.5" x 2.5" Photo Shows Example
TSFC 07
$16.00
TSFC 08:
Dark Blue Cast Douglas Fir Cone 1.5" x 2.5" Photo Shows Example
TSFC 08
$16.00
TSFC 09:
Amber Cast Douglas Fir Cone 1.5" x 2.5" Photo Shows Example
TSFC 09
$16.00
TSFC 10:
Dark Purple Cast Douglas Fir Cone 1.5" x 2.5" Photo Shows Example
TSFC 10
$16.00
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