Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'ebonizing'

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Open Apron Nesting Tables #2: Ebonizing and Burl Matching

08-28-2014 12:51 AM by shipwright | 21 comments »

I didn’t take any photos of the ebonizing process originally, but since several people expressed an interest I made a little video today. It shows the process in real time on a piece of off-cut Walnut from one of the legs. Ebonizing is a simple process that lots of people do and it works well on any naturally high tannin wood. I understand that with the addition of outside tannin in the form of a tea wash it can be effective on non tannin bearing woods as well although I have no expe...

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12-28-2007 08:24 AM by IowaWoodcrafter | 6 comments »

After my experiment with the clocks I made for Christmas I want to try something a little different. A co-worker liked the clocks but commented that she would prefer something in black. My sister happens to be an interior decorator. She has commented that I should make some items for a shop she deals with. This shop happens to cater to contemporary items. These two comments formed an idea for something I’d like to try that includes two things I’ve never done, bent laminat...

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Finishing Process of Interest #1: Chemical Ebonizing

01-07-2015 01:36 PM by pjones46 | 4 comments »

A while back, I put together a set of links of random finishing topics which I posted in my blog, called Finishing Tips #5: Finishing tips #5. One of the links listed coved the topic of Chemical-Ebonizing as I saw an interest from some concerning the procedure, so this is the time to single out that process. This process does not use dye, ink or paint, and can be carried out quite easily. As a matter of formality follow proper safety precautions such as wearing safety glasses, hand prot...

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Homebrew natural wood stains #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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1933 Ford Fordor Sedan #13: Ebonizing the tyres, first timer.

11-20-2019 08:48 AM by crowie | 14 comments »

Ebonizing the tyres, first timer. And mistakes were made, yes. You have to use Super Fine 0000 Steel Wool as the standard hardware steel wool doesn’t devolve. After watching a couple of videos I decided make a brew of strong black tea to prep the timber. I let the tyres dry then applied a coat of the white vinegar and steel wool solution.

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