|Project by TheDane||posted 05-29-2014 05:11 PM||1537 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This 8” platter was turned from a scrap of SPF 2×10 I had laying around the shop. I am just starting to play with dyes and coloring, and didn’t want to use expensive hardwoods.
The color is KEDA alcohol-based aniline dye, mixed with a bit of clear shellac (about 1 part shellac for 15 parts dye). I applied the color, fired it with a lighter, then knocked the piece back with 320 grit. I repeated the process with a different color, using blue, red, and yellow in that order. I sanded to 800-grit, and finished with 5 coats of wipe-on poly.
The use of shellac with the dye is something I learned from Jimmy Clewes. He says the shellac binds the color to the alcohol, which aids finishing process … with each coat of color the wood becomes more progressively sealed, therefore the later colors soak in less.
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"