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Forum topic by Ken90712 posted 09-02-2009 10:07 AM 1296 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-02-2009 10:07 AM

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I am now in the 2nd glue up of this project. I applied a coat of salad bowl varnish on some scrap pieces to test the end result. I was wondering if anyone has any advice to make the purple heart brighter ( bring out the purple more) ? I have watched the Woodwhisper video ( where I got the idea) but didn’t pick up any ideas on what to do to make it brighter.

Thx in advance, there are some incredible woodworkers on this site

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 09-02-2009 11:24 AM

When it is fresh cut it is a brownish color. My experience with purpleheart is – exposure to light will deepen the purple color. Generally within a day or so of cutting, it will be a vibrant purple.


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#2 posted 09-02-2009 12:35 PM

What Lisa said….

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 09-02-2009 12:50 PM

what ellen said ,
that lisa said ,
is what i said too !

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#4 posted 09-02-2009 05:23 PM

Thank-you, Dustbunny, Ellen and Patron for taking the time to answer my question. My name is Ken from Lakewood CA. it’s nice to meet you. I have read a few of your posts and have noticed Ellen on the same web page I got the idea for this cutting board and a 3D cutting board as well. I will update my profile with pic’s and some info on myself.
Again Thx.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 09-02-2009 05:26 PM


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