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#1 posted 08-19-2012 05:33 PM

I have found that most walnut that I use for turning looks better if stained to even out the color a bit without losing the look of the walnut, especially if there is a pronounced color change from heartwood to sapwood or if the stock has aged and faded. I use either a Minwax Dark Walnut or an alcohol based dye that I mix myself using Trans-tint. I actually prefer the Minwax; I find the color very pleasing. These two plates were made from the same stock, one is unstained, the other stained with Minwax.

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