LumberJocks

Prototypes #6: Is that your natural color?

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by darryl posted 10-05-2009 05:03 AM 988 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: To Dye For Part 6 of Prototypes series Part 7: the heart stopper »

well here it is, my first attempt at a dye job.

As you can see, the dying process mostly worked, but not 100%. I’m not really sure I like the color selection anyway, but it would have been better if each piece of dyed maple had dyed completely. I wonder now if using a pressure pot is the only way to ensure that each piece gets 100% color saturation… time and testing will tell I suppose.

here’s a detail shot of the piece.

Any feedback, suggestions & insights would be greatly appreciated.



5 comments so far

View dustbunny's profile

dustbunny

1149 posts in 1952 days


#1 posted 10-05-2009 11:21 AM

Almost…I think you might be onto something with the pressure pot. I’m not so sure about using alcohol under pressure….be careful.

This stopper is still cool even though I think we had all imagined the stain different.

Nice work, Keep trying…

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

View Sawdust2's profile

Sawdust2

1467 posts in 2745 days


#2 posted 10-05-2009 12:26 PM

There were recent posts about using a vacuum system to stabilize wood.
Your might try that, also. Put the wood in a container with the dye solution and that container inside a larger jar, such as a pickkle jar.
If it will work with absorbing acrylic it should work with a dye solution.

Just a thought.

I like to turn bottle stoppers so I’ve been following your posts.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

View stefang's profile

stefang

13054 posts in 1991 days


#3 posted 10-05-2009 09:36 PM

It isn’t too bad Darryl. I think what you are experimenting with is very interesting. I have a hard time getting exotics with different colors, so a good way to dye wood all the way through would be a great benefit to me. I hope you will keep us informed on this topic. Thanks very much for posting this blog. I liked the stopper by the way. Nice shape and nicely done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View matt garcia's profile

matt garcia

1830 posts in 2329 days


#4 posted 10-06-2009 02:44 AM

Cool!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

View Napaman's profile

Napaman

5346 posts in 2734 days


#5 posted 10-07-2009 02:42 AM

good start…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase