|Forum topic by Chrrriiis||posted 05-24-2012 03:14 PM||832 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-24-2012 03:14 PM
This is my second post so hello to you all. This looks like a grand community and i look forward to it.
I’m halfway through building a magazine holder in ash wih a little mahogany and would like to give the open grain a ‘tint’ in the form of ebonising. It’s quite a curvy piece with a lot of meandering plane carving, and as i only want to tint the open grain, i’m wondering if anyone knows of any shortcut techniques to ‘filling’ the stripes But missing the flat surfaces, other than scraping back atterwards. I’d like to use a vinegar, tannin and iron mix for the ebonising. Perhaps i’ll need to use a stencil of some sort, or shellac seal areas that I don’tb want to ebonise. Also with regard to his method of ebonising, i’d love to hear from anyone whose used this successfully. I’d like the final finish to add off white creaminess to he ash, perhaps beeswax.
Any help or banter would be appreciated.
Cheers and hello!
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