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Dye / ageing with; tea, vinegar and steel wool - for wood types with no or low tannins

05-18-2015 07:39 PM by mafe | 34 comments »

Dye / ageing with; tea, vinegar and steel woolfor wood types with no or low tannins. I have seen some wonderful examples of dying wood with vinegar and steel wool, but this was on wood with natural tannins like oak. I wanted to age some pine and this has none of that. So when my friend Thy and I talked about it the other day here in my shop it got me thinking…A fast web tour gave quick results, the tannins can be found in black tea and there were plenty examples of this recipe.Then it was just to give it a go! Two jars.One with black tea (important since white, green have no or low tannins).One with white vinegar (I could only had brown, so it will smell a wee like pickl...

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