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Ebonizing wood #1: carbonisation

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Blog entry by Dominik Matus posted 469 days ago 746 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My schoolmate tried one way of ebonising wood which our teacher heard from someone. The essence is carbonisation in linseed oil without access of oxygen. In the proccess water from maple wood was evaporating. The result is still flexible. We think oil replaced water. Gluing is not problem.

-- Cabinetmaker, student of restoration



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#1 posted 469 days ago

Interesting. Does it glue?

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#2 posted 469 days ago

I don’t know now. But I think yes, because this oil polymerizes.

-- Cabinetmaker, student of restoration

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#3 posted 462 days ago

I’d still rather fume wood with ammonia than cook it…

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#4 posted 462 days ago

Yes, it’s possible way too.

-- Cabinetmaker, student of restoration

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