I'd like to get started turning peppermills, so I purchased a few spalted maple peppermill blanks. They all have "punky" places throughout, but the one I'm worried about is the most spalted - the prettiest one, of course - which obviously has the most rot.
What do you recommend to stabilize these blanks with? I'll have to make sure they are dry, which may make matters worse, but I don't have a pressure stabilizer and really don't want to spend a lot of money on the process.
Are they too big to use CA? would you soak them in a home-made or lacquer-based stabilizing medium?
Please throw all your ideas at me!