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#1 posted 03-23-2013 04:19 AM

Thanks for the reply. I usually get replies sooner than this, but to answer you question about the turquoise filler, I have the wood clear now and want to glue the dovetails and assemble the main box then dig out all the worm holes with various tools, but not make them bigger. That is where the questions come from. I use aniline dye in warm Walnut on the box and sand it all back out leaving the dark dye in the curls. I do this for all the parts and the outside of the box too. I have to stop there and see about the turquoise? I have dust coming and granules of turquoise to see what I can do with it on this project. Then I go to the Golden Amber Maple, both water based and it is lighter and darkens the curls just a tad more but makes the box look lighter in color, Then the danish oil, and then the finish. If there is something else out there to use that has that color I will look at it? This piece is for me, I could never sell it with all these defects. I am just baffled with the Turquoise? I make Windsors so I know the dowel in pine, I use Maple for the turnings and pine seats so I get that. The glue to use is also baffling. I use yellow and hide glue. locyite epoxy at times.

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