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.