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Forum topic by LeslieJohn posted 02-17-2015 09:48 AM 682 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LeslieJohn

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02-17-2015 09:48 AM

Hi Everyone

I bought some kiaat (brown/white) wood from my millsaw. As you know when buying from the millsaw they are roughly cut. You only need to plane them squarely and smoothly yourself before doing anything further. So while handplaning them I noticed some ugly greyish/silverish specks on some part of the wood especially on the white part. I remember a while ago I was working on some pine wood and had the same problem. It really spoil the beauty of the wood. What can I do to remove them?

Thank you

Leslie

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AlaskaGuy

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#1 posted 02-17-2015 11:04 AM



Hi Everyone

I bought some kiaat (brown/white) wood from my millsaw. As you know when buying from the millsaw they are roughly cut. You only need to plane them squarely and smoothly yourself before doing anything further. So while handplaning them I noticed some ugly greyish/silverish specks on some part of the wood especially on the white part. I remember a while ago I was working on some pine wood and had the same problem. It really spoil the beauty of the wood. What can I do to remove them?

Thank you

Leslie

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#2 posted 02-17-2015 12:20 PM

Kiaat takes a penetrating stain very well, and it evens out over the white and brown parts. So, if you use something close to the base color, yuo’ll get a uniform brown color. I use a lot of Kiaat (I’m in South Africa and it’s pretty much the go-to timber here) and we see the grey flecking in around 10% of white sapwood.

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#3 posted 02-17-2015 05:51 PM

Not familiar with Kiaat…whether it is high in tannins.

I would get some oxalic acid, dissolve a teaspoon in 1/2 cup of hot water and wipe some on a section of spots.

If they are from the metal/tannic acid…. they will fade away in about 30 seconds, like watching a picture develop in a darkroom, but in reverse.

Worth a try. ~5 bucks for a 10 year supply. Available at boat shops and some home centers.

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#4 posted 02-23-2015 12:10 PM

HI All

Not much infos but thanks anyway!

-- leslie john

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