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Toy costruction #75: Hummer Ebonized tires #11

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Blog entry by htl posted 07-05-2016 10:29 PM 896 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The tires turned out great and thanks all for heading me in the right direction there.

I stained my first trucks wheels with jacobean stain and wasn’t dark enough so used a magic marker on it and it made them black but this ebonizing treatment gets them just right and there was no need to sand them.

Here’s the ebonizing treatment on the tires.
I let the water treatment dry 24 hours it’s 95° in the shop so dried up well.

Then put danish oil on them.
Picture with flash.

With out flash.

The second the oil hit the wood it went black or close enough.
Using a flash you can see the brown but without the flash they look almost black which is just right.
It’s sad how the camera really doesn’t show the true beauty of the wood.

You all have show the ebonized tires but the true beauty just doesn’t get translated with a camera.

Here’s the one that got the side walls sanded just to get an idea how that looks.
Will be sanding the oil off and ebonizing the side walls so it can be used as a spare tire.

You may have noticed that the center tread looks different well it’s cherry, just happened to have some scraps of cherry around when I was making the wheels and used it instead of making some thinner oak, if I knew what I do now I would have used oak but it just adds a little different look so not hurting anything.

That affliction is hitting me again, should add a few more things but my mind has said it’s enough.
So here’s a teaser.

Just a note for those liking the way the dark Danish oil looks on the Hummer body but wanting to use a traditional finish test out some minwax provincial stain adds the dark to the grain without darkening the whole thing.
You could also add just a touch more walnut stain the the provincial to get even darker but some testing would be needed.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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crowie

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#1 posted 07-05-2016 11:05 PM

Bruce, What a difference a little colour makes or is that lack of colour were black is concerned…
Sir, with the black tyres you have added a superb level of beautiful detail….love it.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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htl

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#2 posted 07-05-2016 11:28 PM

Crowie you’re absolutely right with those big side walls it needs blacked out the spare tire really shows the difference.
If I would have rounded the side walls it might have been all right but I haven’t got around to experimenting with that yet maybe next time.

Thanks guys for talking me into it I really did everything I could think of to Not black these tires, just didn’t want to go that far off track.
What make my own stain, how far out in left field is that!

In the back of my mind I was thinking do all that work and then bugger them up, go the safe route and just stain them.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 07-06-2016 05:46 AM

Hummer looks great.

You are now also addicted to ebonizing?

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 07-06-2016 12:56 PM

Nice look, especially with the customisations, but I think you should bite the bullet and garnish it a bit more.

BTW. Is that an Aussie SS? The label is down under!

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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htl

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#5 posted 07-06-2016 01:53 PM

Dutchy I’m afraid you maybe right.

Ducky you’re all so right but it’s just so hard to keep going when the mind says it’s a wrap.

? Is that an Aussie SS? The label is down under!?

LOL I couldn’t figure where you were going with this then saw the speed dial and figured it out.
That is the speed dial, you turn it to set the saw for different uses like the table saw or different size drill bits,
Will be really handy once I start using the lathe..

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 07-06-2016 03:03 PM

Sorry #4, I do appreciate your views, however, if you don’t do in now it’s sure as hell you won’t do it in the future.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 07-06-2016 03:10 PM

simply love the wheel chocks in last picture LMAO

GREAT JOB BUDDY

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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