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WadeHolloway

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03-02-2014 06:26 PM

I am in the process of making several boxes for my Granddaughters and all of them are Georgia fans so I am making the boxes Red and Black. I am making the first proto type now and I want to play with some wood dye. The wood I am going to use is Quarter Sawn Whit Oak. With what ever dye I use I still want the wood grain and the ray fleck to show but I still want to get a really good red color and black color on the box parts. I do not really have any experience with using dyes and thought this might be a good chance to learn something new. Not sure what dye to use or the type of dye that would be best to use. So any help would be greatly appreciated. I did play with some of the ebonizing solution made with vinegar and steel wool and the oak turned a real pretty black with just one coat of the solution but that did not help me with the red. Thanks in advance for any help and advice.


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#1 posted 03-02-2014 09:43 PM

I’ve used TransTint dyes for many years and am totally satisfied with the results. Check them here.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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#2 posted 03-02-2014 10:00 PM

If it were me, I’d check out WD Lockwood analine dyes at http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/dept/CLWW
I used some recently and was very pleased with the results and have been thinking of trying some primary color dyes for another project. Just be sure to carefully follow the instructions. Best wishes.

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#3 posted 03-02-2014 10:03 PM

+1 TransTint – I use a spray bottle and spritz it on, that’s it.

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#4 posted 03-02-2014 10:20 PM

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 04:40 PM

I like the ultra-penetrating dyes stains from Mohawk. I had success with them the first time I tried them and I’ve used them ever since. Charles Neil has a video on you tube where he demonstrates these dyes. It’s worth a look.

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#6 posted 03-04-2014 02:35 AM

I use and like TT dyes. However, I recently made speaker stands with red oak and the black TT looked more like Welch’s grape juice color. I emailed Jeff Jewitt and he suggested that I use Minwax Ebony over the black TT. I was very satisfied with the result.

-- Art

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#7 posted 03-04-2014 03:44 AM

Thanks for the help guys. Is much difference in mixing the dye with alcohol instead water? Or is it just better to use water instead?

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#8 posted 03-04-2014 03:47 AM

Alcohol dries faster than water,making water easier to work with because you have more time to get it on the surface.

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#9 posted 03-05-2014 02:18 AM

What Jim said and both water and alcohol will raise the grain so there is no benefit to using alcohol.

-- Art

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