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Blog entry by drwoj posted 02-27-2011 02:40 PM 937 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i have a 5 foot x30 slab of catalpa wood i have been sanding it to smooth it out i would like to stain it but
on a scrap piece it looks terrible any suggestions.?

-- drwoj

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#1 posted 02-27-2011 03:26 PM

I like catalpa and use it frequently.

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#2 posted 02-27-2011 09:51 PM

I’ve never used it for wood working but I spent an entire summer trying to split some big logs into disposable pieces (as I recall, very stringy and wet).

“terrible” is in the eye of the beholder. any pix you can share? I’m guessing it might be a little on the blotchy side (if so you might need to precondition) or it might have some green streaks in it (like poplar in which case they tend to fade out and you might be quite happy with it when you are done).

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#3 posted 02-27-2011 11:52 PM

Is it blotching? If so, you might want to try analiyne dye instead of stain for the coloring.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#4 posted 02-28-2011 09:25 PM

i will up load some pictures thanks everyone

-- drwoj

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#5 posted 03-01-2011 04:15 PM

ok here is picture of before i did any thing and after, i had put teak oil on it after sanding it,. now i am stuck do i polyurethane this or ?what

-- drwoj

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#6 posted 03-01-2011 04:17 PM

ok i am new to this website i hope my pictures up load

-- drwoj

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