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03-09-2021 01:59 AM

Tinting minwax antique oil - 12 replies

I am ready to finish a maple baby crib. It has some quilted bits, some tiger stripe and a lot of plain grain. I want a slight amber/honey finish. I was thinking of using the minwax antique oil because it’s a finish I like and finishing goes fast. When I tested it on maple, it seemed to dry pretty much clear which is not what I want. ...

05-29-2020 12:07 AM

Highlighting figure in walnut - 6 replies

I am preparing to finish some walnut that I filled a knot with black epoxy. There are also some nice black streaks in the wood. I would like to highlight the black streaks a bit more and am thinking of dyeing it black or dark brown and sanding the dye black like is common with maple. Is there a particular dye sequence that would work? I pl...

05-10-2019 07:26 AM

Knot replacement - 6 replies

I am working on a piece of walnut with a big void where a not came out. I tried epoxy dyed black but it’s now a black hole. This piece will be laminated over another piece of walnut. Am I crazy for considering finding a walnut branch or knot and applying into the space? Its about an inch wide void

02-28-2019 02:43 AM

Spalted maple durability - 12 replies

How durable is the commercially available spalted maple? Does it resist impact very well? I am going to build a 3 ply target rifle stock that is pretty stout. I was leaning toward a hard maple center section around an inch thick and ambrosia maple on the sides. The stock with be for 308 win. My question is, will spalted maple stand up to the f...


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