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First attempt at dying wood

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Project by Randy T posted 07-29-2018 08:11 PM 564 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to attempt dying a tissue box cover that I was building, using the technique explained by Trifern (http://lumberjocks.com/trifern/blog/9400).

The box was made of Oak and Curly/Tiger Maple with Black Walnut accent and face plate. I used Black dye first (Boy, did that get some comments from my wife when she came out to the shop to scroll saw the face plate while the box was drying), and then I used Russet Amber.

I was happy with the how the black turned out after sanding, but I am not sure about the Amber. I can see where the Amber dyed the wood, but it certainly isn’t as evident as I thought it would be. I may have sanded it too much, or it didn’t soak in as much as the black.

Over all, I am happy with the results, and felt it really brought out the curly/tiger maple which was my intent from the beginning.

-- Randy & Corinne, R&C Creations, British Columbia, https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RccreationsCanada





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mel52

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#1 posted 07-29-2018 08:43 PM

Sharp, the different grains give it a unique look. The curly maple really stands out. Great job !!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 07-29-2018 10:09 PM

That is flat out lovely.

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#3 posted 07-30-2018 03:01 AM

Beautiful work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Randy T

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#4 posted 07-30-2018 04:02 AM

Thanks for the comments fellows.
It was a fun project.
I forgot to mention that I finished it with several coats of lacquer.

-- Randy & Corinne, R&C Creations, British Columbia, https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RccreationsCanada

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#5 posted 07-30-2018 04:09 PM

Looks very nice. I like it.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#6 posted 07-30-2018 04:55 PM

Sweet!!! Love the curley

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 07-30-2018 06:11 PM

You did a very nice job on this piece. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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