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Forum topic by mrdupfx posted 07-30-2015 08:28 PM 640 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mrdupfx

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07-30-2015 08:28 PM

Hi, I have a white oak tabletop originally from 200 year old barnwood. There are lots of great wormholes and other nicks i want to highlight when i finish it. I plan to use a spar urethane and will likely stain it similar to the dark brown areas you see here. How do I accentuate the wormholes which I worry just get covered over. Someone told me to use iron filings but I dont know where to get them.


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#1 posted 07-30-2015 08:33 PM

Transtint dyes in epoxy or just plain epoxy. I use mission oak dye in epoxy to darken cracks and holes in white oak.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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#2 posted 07-30-2015 11:03 PM

Here is a sample from the top of a radiator cover.
My wife chose this board for some spalting at the other end, so I used the mission Trans tint in West systems’s epoxy.
I sand the epoxy flat then medium walnut Danish oil, then several coats of arm-r-seal ( we have cats!) to protect the surface.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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