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Now I'm thinking about wood finishing.
I deep fried some wood, attempting to fill the wood with oil and maybe do something like steam bending. Deep frying seems to harden the wood and set whatever bend is already there but is not so good for doing the bending.
Others suggest that filling the wood with oil would work better using vacuum.
The problem is that outdoor ducks eventually get a crack in the paint. Moisture enters the crack. Then there becomes something rotten in the duck's crack. My step-dad has that problem with his wooden wagon wheels. There has to be a good wood preservative other than something likethe petrified forest. I figure Stratavarious had various techniques that would preserve wood. Maybe while on a concert tour, some patron deep-fried Strat's fiddle at a vile inn?