Futo M - Galaxy Burl
Futo Galaxy Burl stashes are out of this world stabilized burl wood with resin cast accents. The stabilization process hardens the burl wood and if dyes are added brings out amazing natural patters in the wood - some times they look cosmic in origin.
We've created a special numbered set of these pieces, and each one is unique.
Model: Futo M
Material: Box Elder Burl
Color: natural color
Resin: subtle vein of pink
As with all our products, these dugouts are hand-crafted from board-to-box in our own shop on the Canadian prairies. We harvest or source the burl wood and make select cuts, usually carved from large irregular chunks. Our box elder burl was harvested locally. The stabilization process happens in a vacuum chamber where the wood is immersed in a hardening agent with dyes added so as it's drawn into the burl the softer parts absorb more dye, creating new patterns with striking contrast in the wood. After the wood absorbs the hardener it's significantly heavier, then it's heat treated. The process creates an inert block with new properties, with no solvents or residuals, food safe with improved properties - much harder and heavier than the original. For pieces that have voids, we use a second process of resin casting where a mould is made to fit the block, and resin is poured and set in a vacuum chamber a second time. We add interesting things to the resin in some our pieces. The net result are beautiful and unique blocks of wood with an incredible amount of time and care put into each one. When you purchase a galaxy burl dugout, you're funding an ongoing art project - and we thank you for your support - it's been an exploration into new creative processes to create these pieces that push the very definition of a simple stash or case for your vaporizer.
Futo Model M Dugouts have a simple and elegant design - the lid swivels open to reveal your one hitter and stash area in one easy motion. They hold about one gram. To use one just open the lid and twist the end of the one hitter into the stash.