|Project by davetruman||posted 07-10-2016 12:32 PM||688 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I was always struggling to find the exact stains to match up my projects so I created these stain sticks. They’re made up of 1” x 12” x ¼” scrap wood. I then cut up 1” x 1 ½” x 1/8” pieces of the most common woods I use, Walnut, Mahogany, Cherry, Oak, Maple and Pine for my samples. Using my CNC I engraved the name of the stain and number on the front and the type of wood on the back. Then I dado 1’ x 9” x 1/8” off the front of the sticks and glued all the pieces together. Once finished I gave them a lite sanding, applied the coordinated stains and finished them off with a polyurethane coating. These may have been a little time consuming to make but they have saved me a lot of time and money in the long run.