Knife Blank Horse Chestnut Burl stabilized - Stabi2820

Knife Blank Horse Chestnut Burl stabilized - Stabi2820Knife Blank Horse Chestnut Burl stabilized - Stabi2820Knife Blank Horse Chestnut Burl stabilized - Stabi2820Knife Blank Horse Chestnut Burl stabilized - Stabi2820
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Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)The horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), also known as the conker tree, has its origins from the Balkan peninsula but has since spread throughout Central Europe. The seeds are prized for their medicinal and cosmetic uses. The seeds, bark, leaves, and flowers contain an ingredient that strengthens the vascular system and has anti-coagulant and anti-inflammatory effects. Treatments made from horse chestnut are used, for example, to treat gastric and intestinal ulcers, uterine bleeding, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids. The seeds also provide saponin for the preparation of cosmetics, paints, and foams, while the starch is fermented into alcohol and lactic acid and the oil is processed into silk powder. The seeds are also used for the winter feeding of red deer, roe deer, and other hoofed species.
The horse chestnut grows relatively quickly and reaches heights up to 100 feet and can live for three or four centuries. It is, however, very much at risk to the horse-chestnut leaf miner, which comes from Asia. The horse chestnut was named tree of the year in 2005 and medicinal plant of the year in 2008.

This knife block is stabilized with acrylic resin in a complex vacuum process and completely penetrated. It hardly absorbs any water, which means it is dimensionally stable and no longer cracks. Stabilized wood can be worked very well with sharp tools and behaves like hardwood. Stabilization results in very good hardness, stability and sturdiness. It is therefore also suitable for heavy use / damp areas, e.g. outdoors. Each type of wood absorbs a different amount of resin, of course, the most resinous woods.

Dimensions: approx. 125 x 40 x 30 mm
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The piece is dry and can be processed immediately

The handle block is sanded and coated with a layer of shellac.
This allows you to see exactly the color you will obtain.

Finely grained wood may contain imperfections such as open knots, bark inclusions, or cracks that are typical of the species. These flaws come from the way the tree has grown and are completely natural. They can usually be filled with low-viscosity cyanoacrylate (super glue) and wood dust.

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