I'm a pretty avid woodworker, but just getting into knives. Specifically, I have been rehandeling vintage knives and tools. So far, I have just been ordering scales from ebay, but I have tons of wood cutoffs from over the years, and this seems like the perfect small project for all those cutoffs. I have been reading this forum a lot, specifically on how to stabilize wood for use in handles. It looks like you can get a vacuum chamber, pump, and gallon of Cactus Juice for about $250. I have also learned that there are companies that do it professionally. My question is, how much better results do you get from professional stabilization vers doing it yourself in your shop? It seems like if you can get pretty good results from home it will pay off in the long run. Let me know your thought.