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Jed
Hi all
not really a hobby of mine but I have a piece of wood picked up from the beech near Rye, from the Forrest which is visible at low tide, it was loose so I haven't broken anything I promise! Can it be dried out and preserved?
Thanks in advance
Jed
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Yes, soak it in a bucket of fresh water for a few days, changing the water a couple of times then allow to dry out somewhat then mix a solution of 1:4 by volume (enough to cover it) of PVA glue (NOT WOODWORKING glue) and DISTILLED (DEIONISED) water for an hour or so, agitating the mixture (as it settles out ) a few times. Remove from mixture, dab with a sponge (otherwise it tends to be shiny) and leave to dry. Hard as rock then!
Colin Huller
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Jed
Colin thank you very much I will give it a go, although small pieces they look quite nice and will be something different next to my normal hobby.
jed
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prep01
I hope you're not saying we have an 'abnormal hobby' 😃 
Colin Huller
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Jed
Haha Colin, no not at all, I’ve always found it fascinating but not something I’ve taken up, we have bits and pieces from holidays with the children and an old school teacher a Mr Gill always made the subject very interesting. I will make more of an effort in future, a bit miffed we couldn’t find the foot prints at Pett Level beach but there’s always another day 👍
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