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#1 posted 04-13-2010 02:57 AM

Thanks, Cap’n. I’m interested in that 1/2” oak source. Most of the carcase could have the edges hidden, and no one the wiser. Of course, that means some modifications on any measured drawing I pick up. It could be worse. I’m happy to hear that the tannin content is lower in red oak, I feel a little less put off. The color came out OK, but leaving it in the box (a large tote from Lowe’s) for a week did seem a bit long.

I patinated a copper art piece a few years ago, starting with chlorine bleach and ending with ammonia. Got a real nice light green, but that ammonia was a lot stronger, and turned the thing dark green overnight! I had to grind some of it off to get to the copper chloride color for the decadent finsh I was after.

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