|Forum topic by dunk||posted 08-13-2010 04:45 PM||1448 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
08-13-2010 04:45 PM
I am new to the forum so i hope I did this right.
So you finishing gurus here is one for you.
I have made a puzzle out of 3/4” Birch. Client wanted it tray style. So I made a continuous cut around the perimeter to form the tray.
So now I have a 3/4” high x 1/2” thick frame. I made one the other day as a test and stained it Black Walnut as customer wants it as dark as possible, but not ebony.
My problem is the end grain takes on so much stain it is nearly black while the remainder of the Birch, although it accepts stain rather well, does not get nearly that dark.
Someone said use a thinned mix of pva and water to seal the end grain, however on projects past, if I have glue residue from squeeze out, that area will not accept stain at all.
I’m quite hesitant to try it as I really do not want anymore time invested in this project and if it is accepted my client wants 10 total.
I’m just going to tape off the edges and stain the top face on this one…very carefully with a wipe on watco stain. I need to get it in the mail today as promised.
Thanks for any help, it is appreciated!
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