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#1 posted 02-08-2012 09:17 AM

tenontim nailed it. Potassium Di-chromate is a strong oxidizer that ages the tanins present in cherry. I purchased some through and made a 10% solution. The beauty of this method is the even tone that is achieved. It will raise the grain, but that is no real problem. I suggest raising the grain with plain water to dampen the surface, then apply the solution for an even chemical reaction. A few coats of #2 Kusmi buttonlac will give depth and beauty to the grain.

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