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Forum topic by Monte Pittman posted 03-11-2013 12:52 AM 656 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2013 12:52 AM

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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.


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#1 posted 03-11-2013 12:58 AM

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 03-11-2013 02:18 AM

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.

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#3 posted 03-11-2013 02:52 AM

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

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#4 posted 03-11-2013 02:59 AM

Excellent information. Thanks guys.

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#5 posted 03-11-2013 03:06 AM

You can fume oak with ammonia.

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#6 posted 03-11-2013 03:08 AM

I should try that as well.

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#7 posted 03-11-2013 03:41 PM

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…

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