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#1 posted 10-18-2012 09:55 PM

To get this effect on maple, you first have to be coloring tiger or flame maple. You can see the streaks of cross grain wood in the grain before you dye it. The reason the stripes are darker after dying, is the cross grain absorbs more dye than the grain running lengthwise. Trifern also uses 3 dye layers. The first one is black, the second is the main color coat and the third is a yellow dye coat. It highlights the grain even more after the yellow dye.

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