Wood sectioning with Carbowax
I'm new to this list, but already I have found it very useful! I have a
couple problems that I would like to pose a question to the arena of
experts. I am working with cherry wood sections and infiltrating them with
Carbowax instead of paraffin. However, I am having a heck of a time trying
to get the sections to (1) stick to the wood block....I am so frustrated
that I want to just nail it to the block, and (2) trying to get sections
that don't crumble. I think the answer to my 2nd problem is that I need to
get the carbowax to infiltrate better, but how can I soften the extrememly
dense, hard wood? Any helpful hints on getting the sample to stick to the
block? They are about <1 cm in diameter, and about 2-3 cm long.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Michigan State University
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