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Project by craigktx posted 1746 days ago 1102 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i seen the post on aniline dyes and wanted to try them.
well i did with this one but the soft hackberry seemed to be a problem.
i used black,red and yellow dyes but the red and yellow just faded into the wood.
any suggestions?

-- craig kuhn





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 1746 days ago

I see reds and yellows. Maybe not as much as you wanted, but it’s there.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Loucarb

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#2 posted 1746 days ago

That looks pretty nice. You could try double coats. On a bowl I did I started with the yellow & red without letting them dry and then applied a light brown over that. It didn’t come out to bad. I think if you add some coats of hand rubbed poly to that it will bring the colors and grain out more. I had to do about six coats.

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mmh

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#3 posted 1577 days ago

I rather like the subdued reds and yellows. The heavy black makes the piece more mysterious. What type of finish do you have on it? It may “pop” more once you oil it.

You may even want to sand or rub some color off to show more wood grain. The subtle coloration will be interesting with the wood grain more predominant.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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craigktx

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#4 posted 1577 days ago

I did put a hand rub poly on it but the Hackberry soaked it up, theres no real grain in this one.

-- craig kuhn

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