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Blog series by Sodabowski updated 06-04-2015 08:34 PM 2 parts 5146 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: essential oils distillation apparatus

05-12-2015 07:51 PM by Sodabowski | 4 comments »

Hi all, In this series I will showcase some hardware stuff I will build along the way to produce my own natural wood stains.Having pursued that Masters Degree in Physics AND Chemistry enabled me to dig rather deep into the mechanisms behind color and the different processes and whatnots that are best to know in order to get the results wanted. In this first installment, I’ll show the making of a very crude but definitely functional Liebig condenser, from off-the-shelf components, ...

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Part 2: tea and iron acetate, aka ebonizing wood with vinegar

06-04-2015 08:34 PM by Sodabowski | 5 comments »

‘sup all, Mads threw the bait and I just couldn’t resist the urge to chew it up.Since I saw quite a bit of alchemy around this stuff on the web, with very interesting experiments but without the scientific background, I thought I would cover that part here, not to kill the magic, but to help those who want to try it know what happens and how to get accurate results and avoid the frustration of uneducated experiments. We’re dealing with an acid here, and it happens that...

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