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Monte Pittman

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403 days ago

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When making mugs, I know a wood like cherry darkens in time. Is there a way with UV or IR lights to make the darkening process happen faster?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability


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#1 posted 403 days ago

Just lay your stock out in the sun. You’d be surprised how dark it gets in a small amount of time. Just keeping turning so you don’t burn on one side…...

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#2 posted 403 days ago

Monte, Look at my “Arkansas Cherry Coffee Table” that’s what it looked like after BLO and 3 days in the sun. If you do that, pick a WARM day and keep checking as Blo will ” bleed” in the sun.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 403 days ago

Check this posting out. I used his method and posted it here .

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 403 days ago

Excellent information. Thanks guys.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 403 days ago

You can fume oak with ammonia.

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 403 days ago

I should try that as well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#7 posted 403 days ago

Fuming requires a stronger ammonia than the type you can buy over the counter you need the stuff that can and will kill you if you are not careful….I have done fuming but never tried cherry usually it is white oak going for a true mission style finish….that is how they use to do whole rooms at once sealed up and fumed then aired out…

-- Cosmicturner

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