A little arts and crafts on a Sunday afternoon. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at dyeing and tinting for a while so in typical New California Workshop style I jumped right in. In this round I’m using TransTint dyes from Woodcraft mixed in water. You can see my calculations written on the paper. I diluted about a half an ounce of tint into about 16 ounces of water. I just used bottled water and spilled out a little to approximate 16 ounces. I made up some samples from tiger maple sanded to 180. The first round is at the top closest to the tint. I immediately noticed that the lighter colors went on without much blotching. It seems the darker the color, the greater the blotching. The top row was applied with a foam brush and wiped off with a t-shirt rag. The bottom row was an attempt to avoid blotching. I used a clean t-shirt rag to apply the dye and wiped it off right away.
Its pretty clear I’ve got a lot to learn and am looking for any and all suggestions. Should be fun.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com