installing woodstringing on a dyed box lid

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Forum topic by sawdust99 posted 02-27-2015 04:30 PM 485 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-27-2015 04:30 PM

If you dye a box color you want how do you install white stringing after box has been dyed. If you just put it in as normal you will not be able to sand it level without sanding into the dyed wood. Thanks for any help.


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#1 posted 02-27-2015 06:21 PM

I had to think about this. The solution to me is to install the stringing before you dye the box and level it by scraping or sanding. Then when all is properly prepared, carefully mask off the stringing from the rest of the box and paint the stringing with clear lacquer or shellac. Remove the masking and now dye the box. The clear lacquer or shellac should keep the stain from entering the stringing. I would, however, to a test piece to try this out before committing to this method with the box.

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