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Forum topic by teenagewoodworker posted 03-06-2008 06:12 PM 4199 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-06-2008 06:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question maple finishing

Ever since I saw the article on dyeing figured maple in Fine Woodworking 196i’ve wanted to make a tiger out of maple and dye it so it looks like it has stripes and it brings out the natural beauty in the wood instead of just painting it. so my questions are does any one have any advice on dyeing maple and how can i tell if a board of Maple is figured or see how it will come out when dyed?

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#1 posted 03-06-2008 06:27 PM

If you have a piece of curly or figured maple you know it.

As to how you bring out the figure in finishing, take a looks at my Boxs of Drawers in my projects.
I explain how I did it there.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-06-2008 08:07 PM

Here is a video, Charles Neil .

I do alot of 2 tone dyes. Here is a knife handle I made (I made the whole knife, forged the steel…)


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#3 posted 03-07-2008 11:03 PM

cool knife. thanks for the video is really helped.

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