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Blog series by newTim updated 08-13-2011 10:35 PM 3 parts 10887 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: This IS my first rodeo

08-01-2011 05:18 AM by newTim | 7 comments »

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...

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Part 2: Guilt by association

08-08-2011 07:40 AM by newTim | 4 comments »

I’ve heard that all learning is association. Well it is certainly true for me. I spent most of my shop time this weekend bouncing between research and experimentation. The more I experimented, the more the research made sense. And the more I researched, the better the experiments. I played around with shellac as a sealer coat, and sanding back various colors in various layers. If something didn’t look good I tried another color or tried to sand it off, or just turned the p...

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Part 3: This is a test... it is only a test...

08-13-2011 10:35 PM by newTim | 0 comments »

I’ve learned a lot since doing this test, but I figure it might be beneficial to see some steps and learn from my trials. I’ve found some real good links, some of which are in the previous blog. I will provide a list of links and references in a later blog. For now here’s a step by step test. Many more tests to come. Prepped with 220 sanding & about #1 cut shellac, dyed black, sanded with about 120 Add Yellow and sand Add some orange, sand lightly about 220....

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