Midnight black

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 07-03-2011 10:18 PM 1382 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ash platter 13” in diameter dyed with U.S. Marine black shoe dye purchased at Tandy Leather Works. Finish is three coats of Minwax semi gloss wipe poly. Last coat was wet sanded with 1000 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Part of a commissioned series of ash platters.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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Per Isacsson

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#1 posted 07-03-2011 10:30 PM

Wounderfull mix between the black and the figured wood. The black almost give it a shine like metal. Must try to do something simular. I just love the surface of this plate.

-- Per I

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Tim Kindrick

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#2 posted 07-03-2011 11:29 PM

I’ve seen a lot of Ash that has been dyed black lately and I LOVE IT!!!!! I never knew how to dye it black or what to use until now, THANKS!! This looks great!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#3 posted 07-04-2011 12:07 AM

now you should try one with liming wax on it! that would look sickk!

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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#4 posted 07-04-2011 09:56 AM

Havin a lot of fun are’nt you, nice job Jeff :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 07-04-2011 02:10 PM

Jeff: A beautiful platter.

The black shoe dye looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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