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Forum topic by Lee Barker posted 05-24-2011 06:40 PM 2083 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee Barker

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05-24-2011 06:40 PM

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What’s your favorite source for aniline dyes?

I have done small projects with Lincoln shoe dye (black) with great success, but I’m uncertain if buying a larger quantity + shipping with be any better than lining up several bottles of the stuff, which I can buy locally, retail.

My materials is cherry and alder, and my goal is something that shows grain close up, but from the second row on back, appears black.

Topcoat will be WB poly or lacquer.

Thanks for the benefit of your experience.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


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Loren

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#1 posted 05-24-2011 06:59 PM

If you like leather dyes you can get big bottle from Tandy/Leather Factory.
As I recall the black comes in a couple of grades. Some of the leather
dyes really look great on wood and they color grain-fillers nicely as
well.

For ebonizing wood though, I’ve used powered black dyes from
Woodworker’s Supply. Good stuff, in my opinion.

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Terry Ferguson

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#2 posted 05-24-2011 09:19 PM

Lee – take a look here:

http://www.woodcentral.com/russ/finish12.shtml

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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Lee Barker

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#3 posted 05-24-2011 11:13 PM

Thanks, Loren and Terry. I think the shoe dye is likely alcohol based. So it’s water soluble aniline I’m in the market for, because of the ability to “work” it.

Terry, that couple pages was very valuable, I printed them out for reference in the ol’ 3 ring binder.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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