Stabilized Wood Handle Material
Raffir Popular Burl Wood is completely penetrated with a specially developed acrylic based compound of thermoset resin. The finished material maintains the unique grain patterns of the untreated wood while obtaining mechanical advantages from the homogeneous resin compound. Raffir Wood™ can be processed in various colors such as: black, brown, blue, red, yellow, purple, green, orange and natural. Standard blocks are 4 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 1.
The material has high wear strength and can obtain a high gloss finish after polishing. It absorbs practically no water after treatment, which means it will not swell or shrink at different humidities, and it will not crack even under very dry conditions. The material has a smooth surface without porosities and needs no other finishing than fine sanding or polishing.
All Raffir Wood materials are easily machined with the same equipment used for machining hardwood, and the grains of the wood will not be raised during the processing. Standard safety measures should be followed while machining the materials, and inhaling dust particles should be avoided by using local exhaust ventilation and respirator.