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Location: Sydney-Australia

I am a retired engineering machinist.I dabble with woodworking,lapidary.I build my own machinery.Refurbish and setup violins.I have just turned eighty two,fit and rearing to do anything challenging.House maintenance is my ongoing thing .

-- mikpac

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started topic aniline dye wood colouring 04-18-2013 07:36 PM
commented on Music Instrument #1: violin colouring 04-15-2013 12:44 AM
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6 posts in 1868 days

#1 posted 04-11-2013 06:08 AM

I am trying to stain a violin with aniline dye prior to varnishing.I am having trouble in that ,when the dye dries it becomes powdery,and the timber has no deep colour as expected from the dye .Has anyone tried this before.

-- mikpac

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#2 posted 04-11-2013 09:48 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Todd

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#3 posted 04-11-2013 12:33 PM

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

Try posting your question in one of the forums. You will get more responses there. Good Luck !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 04-11-2013 01:35 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#5 posted 04-11-2013 08:59 PM

Thanks for that welcome guys.Glad that I found you.

-- mikpac

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#6 posted 04-11-2013 10:06 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Martin SojKa ( LJs founder)
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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