dark reddish finish for WO

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Blog series by harum updated 06-22-2015 06:00 AM 3 parts 6483 reads 0 comments total

Part 1: first samples

06-14-2015 02:01 AM by harum | 0 comments »

The goal is to get a finish similar to this from groovyman6. Sample boads are rift sawn white oak, first dyed with Transtint Brown Mahogany, either at 1 to 32 dilution (two thinner bands) or at 1 to 15 (three thicker bands): (photo taken in the shade) After the dye dried, I lightly sanded the darker bands with either grit 600 (the top one) or 220 (the bottom one), then applied Minwax Tung Oil Finish per instructions and then, next day, one board was stained with Minwax Mahogany Gel S...

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Part 2: test staining pine

06-17-2015 06:43 PM by harum | 0 comments »

Tried staining pine with the same schedule: sanded the box to final grit 150; dyed with TT Brown Mahogany, almost no grain was raised after application of the dye solution in water—no scuffing was done; wiped on a good coat of Minwax Tung oil finish—no saturation though, as the wood absorbed all oil; applied Minwax Mahogany gel. Here is the result—something I am looking for: Newly stained pine (right) compared to previously stained oak—quite a difference: ...

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Part 3: looking for a hard finish

06-22-2015 06:00 AM by harum | 0 comments »

Looks like I found what could be a relatively durable finish which doesn’t scratch too easily. I’ve tried it on walnut and oak. For the walnut frame, oil-based stain was followed by three coats of Watco Danish Oil, then two coats of wipe-on poly. I waited for several days after each coat to make sure they are cured. I sanded with 600 grit wet SP the last two coats of Watco Danish Oil just after application of the oil while it’s still wet, and the last coat of the wipe-o...

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