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Project by planeBill posted 12-11-2011 04:22 PM 1939 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my wife. It has pegged through mortise and tenon joinery and dyed with sheraton mahogany dye mixed a little heavy and finished with laquer. Not exactly the color I was after but it has grown on me.
The one pic is obviously one with only the dye on it, looks quite ugly, the clear really makes a big difference.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.





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#1 posted 12-11-2011 05:13 PM

That is actually a color my wife would like a lot. What brand of dye is that, and what kind of wood?

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#2 posted 12-11-2011 05:18 PM

I like the color

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#3 posted 12-11-2011 06:58 PM

Looks super Bill.Very nicely done.

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#4 posted 12-11-2011 07:35 PM

Lifesaver, the dye is called colonial red and is a water based dye powder that I got from http://woodworker.com/w-s-lt-gold-oak-aniline-dye-mssu-843-924.asp. The brand is J E Moser. The wood is quarter sawn white oak. Laquer finish coat from a spray can. My wife really likes the color too.
Thanks for the compliments guys. I believe that these were my first through mortises.
I just noticed that above I listed the color of the dye as sheraton mahogany, that is incorrect, it is the colonial red dye.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#5 posted 12-11-2011 07:56 PM

Thanks for the info Bill.

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#6 posted 12-11-2011 09:21 PM

That is a really nice build, well done!

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#7 posted 12-11-2011 09:24 PM

Nice group of projects! They all look great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 12-11-2011 09:26 PM

Lifesaver, you’re welcome.

Thanks everyone. I have had to quit work for a while due to an injury and impending and subsequent surgery and am very bored so I keep posting pics of my projects. I’m about out unless youall want to see some of my more unconventional woodworking projects like warclubs, spears, bows, arrows etc… ;)

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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