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#1 posted 09-07-2011 01:56 AM

Hello,
New to LB and trying this out to help solve a problem. I have a project that is made from turned Ash, and have had a difficult time staining the wood. My process has been sanding to 220 then using a Lockwood water based stain applied thin in a couple coats. I achieved the color I want for the most part, some parts are a bit darker than others due to grain changes as the piece is large and made from glued up parts. I then applied Watco Danish Oil- natural. On the second coat I very lightly wet sanded with 320, and when wiping off the excess oil noticed a dirty rag as some of the stain must have come off from wet-sanding. On the third coat I wet sanded with 600 hoping to avoid removing any more stain, but even with the lightest touch I went through in a couple small spots and reveled the light color wood. Also, it seems like the areas without much grain activity have lightened up. Seems obvious, but I have to say I barely touched the wood with the paper. I feel like the stain is not being absorbed into the wood, and is resting on the surface- contrary to what I believed a water based stain would do.
Any suggestions?

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#2 posted 09-07-2011 02:17 AM

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

You will get more responce to your question if you post it in the ‘Forums’ section (at the top of this page).

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#3 posted 09-07-2011 03:40 AM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 09-07-2011 05:54 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#5 posted 09-08-2011 09:19 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#6 posted 09-09-2011 09:16 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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