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Turntex Woodworks Cactus Juice

Discussion in 'Canadian Suppliers' started by John Noon, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    The cactus juice is a type of acrylic and the acrylic lids will fail in a short time.

    The chambers in question were originally for extracting oil from marijuana but for an additional $300 you can buy a liquid nitrogen chamber to prevent vapours from getting to your pump.

    You want to get the chamber with a glass lid then you are good to go.
    Just be careful not to get cactus juice into the pump as it will cure and jam the pump.

    Most pump failures are from improperly dried wood, moisture will boil off and enters the pump gumming up the vanes.

    Drying takes 24 hours in the oven for wood below 10% moisture
     
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  2. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    So John are you saying that if you purchase a unit with a glass lid you are good to go with Cactus Juice and resins of it’s kind, as well as epoxy based products, and no need to purchase two setups?

    As for the pump precautions, I think that too many people forget to put a simple trap between the chamber and the pump. I will be doing this just in case.

    Thanks for your input as always John!
     
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  3. John Noon

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    That is the setup I have, have not managed to keep a turntex chamber for myself just yet,

    I used a old plastic brake bleed chamber from princess Auto.
    Put in a scrubby pad or not, I use individual jars in my pot so any spillover or bubbles can’t reach exhaust line.
     
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  4. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Have to chuckle but if anyone buys the red dye, it works real well however

    If you spill it or gets splashed around the shop do not be surprised if a visitor does not run and call the cops. Saw a picture of a knife maker’s shop and it looked like a scene from chainsaw massacre
     
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  5. Griff

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    Lmao!
     
  6. TerryH

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    just got all my set up for wood stabilizing, guess what im doing today. (just gotta pass it by the wife) lol
     
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    Handy list I found out there, cleaned it up a bit.

    Woods Than Responded Well To Stabilizing:
    - Acacia - Afzelia - Alder - Amboyna - Black Ash - Bamboo - Beech - Beefwood - Birch - African -Blackwood - Box Elder - Bubinga - Buckeye - Canary Wood - Carob - Chechen - Cherry - Coolibah - Cottonwood - Carpathian Elm - Elm - Eucalyptus - Gum - Jarrah - Koa - Locust - Madrone - Santos Mahogany - Maidou - Brown Mallee - Red Mallee - Mango - Maple - Masur Birch - Mesquite - Mulberry - Oregon Myrtle - Tasmanian Myrtle - Needlewood - Australian Oak - Oak - Olive - Tasmanian Olive - Osage Orange - Paduak - Black Palm - Red Palm - Pecan - Pink Ivory - Pistachio - Purpleheart - Redwood - Russian Olive- Sandalwood - Sapele - Sheoak - Sycamore - Tambootie - Teak - Tulipwood - Vitex - Black Walnut - English Walnut - Wenge - Woody Pear - York Gum - Zebrawood
    Woods With Limitations:
    - Bocote - May Weep Stabilant
    - Ebony - Scales Only
    - Asian Ebony - Scales Only
    - Striped Ebony - Scales Only
    - Juniper - May Weep Stabilant
    - Snakewood - Scales Only
    - Thuya - May Weep Stabilant
    - Claro Walnut - May Turn Black
    - Pacific Yew - May Weep Stabilant
    - Ziricote - May Weep Stabilant
    Woods Where Stabilizing Did Not Work:
    - Cedar - Stabilant Did Not Polymerize
    - Curly Ipe - Stabilant Did Not Penetrate
    - Lacewood - Wood Turned Black
    - Limba - Wood Turned Ugly
    - Merbau - Stabilant Did Not Penetrate
    Woods We Have Not Tested:
    - Cocobolo
    - Desert Ironwood
    - Kingwood
     
  8. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I have found walnut to be a poor candidate for stabilizing. It exudes this oily gunk that doesn't harden.
     
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