|Project by RootandBranch||posted 07-21-2016 05:05 PM||442 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
So I purchased some wood dyes mainly because of some things I’ve seen done here. My first attempt was a small spalted hackberry bowl done in red. REALLY REALLY RED. I had a split in my nitrile glove and ended up with a mess and a hand that looked like it was involved in a chainsaw autopsy.
This time I tried another bowl out of the same spalted hackberry but with the black dye. The dye looked really dark purple on my test stick so I mixed more in getting it super dark purple but it dried this color. The bowl blew out some pieces while turning so I filled them in with synthetic turquoise and then lacquered the heck out of it to cover up my inexperience. My plan was to chalk this up to the learning curve and use this bowl to hold loose screws and stuff. SWMBO confiscated it from the bench and it’s now in the house. Not sure what her plans are for it.
Dyes still intrigue me so I’ll keep on keeping on until I can get a better feel for it. Thanks