I revised my pricing structure in March 2017, to give you a better deal. My processes are more streamlined now, and I have a better source of resin, so I am able to pass some of the savings on to you. You can see the old pricing structure here.

Stabilising is a labour-intensive process that demands frequent monitoring and regular attention over periods of several days. This attention to detail produces exceptional results but it means I may not be the cheapest.

There is a charge ‘per job’ of £12, which now includes the first piece (or pair of scales).

Thereafter, add as follows:

£6 per handle block or pair of scales
£4 per pen blank
3 pence per gram of resin ingested by the wood

I tend to round these figures down to give a sensible amount at the end. I also ask you to pay any Paypal fees, and for the return postage (at or very near cost).

I charge separately for the resin simply to ensure that you only pay for the resin your wood absorbs. It’s expensive stuff, and the amount used can vary enormously from one piece of wood to the next.

Differing costs due to the absorption rates of different woods:

A 100g piece of Olive may absorb just 6g of resin, which will add 18p to the price for the piece.

A 100g Laurel block may take in 110g, which would add £3.30 to the price for the piece.


1 single pair of scales (or handle block), using 35g resin => £12 (for the first and only piece) + 35 x £0.03 (35g resin) => £12 + £1.05 => £13.05 (was £19.05)

2 pieces, using 40g resin => £12 (for the first piece) + 1 x £6 (second piece) + 40 x £0.03 (40g resin) => £12 + £6 + £1.20 => £19.20 (was £27.60)

4 pieces, using 55g resin => £12 + (3 x £6) + (55 x £0.03) => £12 + £18 + £1.65 => £31.65 (was £44.20)