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I decided to try Dyeing some of my own… but without a pressure/vac thing. I thought I’d do all mine after the turning is done. Kinda like doing guitar coloring… sorta… maybe…

So I bought some Transfast Cardinal Red powder and mixed a little of it up. I applied it to a turned Walnut barrel. Here is what it looked like after drying.

Then I sanded it down …. I mean just barely touching the barrel with 1000 grit. Then Applied the Plexi finish. The barrel changes color as you turn it and tilt it in the light. from a bright red do a lighter brown. I just can’t get a good picture of it! I’m calling this my “Cherry Cordial” treatment. :)

What ya think?

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/





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Bradford

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#1 posted 2212 days ago

I love wood. I love how the grain pops when a finish is applied. The feel of a finely polished piece. I have sample pieces to remind me of how I got the result. The result here is another awesome Pen.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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teenagewoodworker

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#2 posted 2212 days ago

i agree with bradford. the grain does really pop with that finish. this is a great pen. thanks for the post.

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Nils

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#3 posted 2212 days ago

That looks pretty awesome! Excellent experiment – I think it succeeded.

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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GaryK

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#4 posted 2212 days ago

I only use dyes for my finishes. I think they are great. Sanding will make them lighter.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Grumpy

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#5 posted 2212 days ago

I think its a great finish.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 2212 days ago

Looks good to me.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 2212 days ago

Repeatedly adding color through use of dyes and sanding the wood allows the dye to penetrate deeper into the grain of the wood and really “pops” the grain.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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rikkor

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#8 posted 2212 days ago

Lovely.

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