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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 01-26-2014 07:38 AM 862 reads 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Jar has old mix of steel wool and vinegar. It is for ebonizing the oak

Jar was first started about 5 years ago. Still using the same container. Add some vinegar or water to juice it up.
tip to remember … do not torque the lid down or jar will crack. A gas is given off during the reaction going on in the jar.


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This is very stout solution and reacts quickly. What is not shown is the solution high lights all the glue squeeze outs and all filing, sanding and re dosing with the brush.

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12 …........ Purple Jasper Agate … my wife likes this one best

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Seal coat of lacquer to seal in the ebonizing.

Put on the black now take it off with the Dewalt ROS to 180 grit. Feather it in the corners to add depth and 100 years of patina.

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bought some antique buttons on etsy.com …. looking for the one-piece that has that “IT” factor… this one is Czech ca 1930

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain



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deon

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#1 posted 01-26-2014 09:35 AM

Steel wool and vinegar…..... what a great idea, must try it. The box is cool too

-- Dreaming patterns

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Handtooler

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#2 posted 01-26-2014 11:38 AM

Very, very interesting! I’ll be sure to read the captions tomorrow. The boa design and construction is “Top Notch”. Did you tumble your own stones also? Thanks.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#3 posted 01-26-2014 01:14 PM

I’ve been reading up on ebonizing recently. How old is “old”? The results are inspiring Dan’um Style! Looking forward to the words! Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 01-26-2014 02:58 PM

Very unique – i’m going to go start a sample brew of the steel wool and vinegar after seeing this.

That is a great design on your boxes.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#5 posted 01-26-2014 04:28 PM

Beautiful, Dan! You have really perfected your process over the years.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 01-26-2014 07:05 PM

Very educational! Thanks.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 01-26-2014 09:02 PM

I make my ideas become reality.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 01-26-2014 10:11 PM

ordered this 31mm antique glass button from Europe … thinking it belongs on top of this box rather then a stone medallion.

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we shall see

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 01-26-2014 10:24 PM

Great blog Danny Boy & nice work.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 01-26-2014 11:05 PM

You’re quite a dab hand at this box and polish caper Dan’um.

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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#11 posted 02-01-2014 04:50 PM

the black button hasn’t arrived yet but I did get another today … ca 1930 Czech

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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