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Forum topic by patcollins posted 11-18-2013 11:32 PM 626 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2013 11:32 PM

I remember something about using chewing tobacco as a stain, anyone done it or know anything about it?


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#1 posted 11-18-2013 11:40 PM

Hahaha, yes, I have inadvertently done it before. Oh yeah, it will definitely stain wood!

-- Mike

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#2 posted 11-18-2013 11:55 PM

It’s same as using tea. Mostly used for maple and lighter dense wood. I grow my own tobacco and the stain will differ depending on the way you cure it. If you are using commercial stuff, think about how pesticide might affect your wood not to mention your lungs, blood.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 12:20 AM

Well before the tobacco buyout there use to be quite a bit of tobacco farming where I live. Some of the Amish and Mennonites still do farm it. Just curious about using it to have something “special”

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 01:49 PM

...sorry can’t stop myself here.

Does the intensity of the stain depend on the quality and accuracy of the spit?? ;-)

Clint Eastwood and “A Fist Full of Dollars” comes to mind.

I’ve never used tobacco as a stain, but try it on some sample scraps in different intensities and show us your results.

Coffee, tea, tobacco, potato, berries, tannin and chlorophyl from plants and trees, different colors of mud and clay and even animal blood have been used to dye items from our past.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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