First try at stabilizing and dying a pen blank

  • Advertise with us
Project by Dubb posted 01-06-2013 01:49 AM 1772 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I stablilzed this curly maple blank using a vacuum press and minwax wood hardner with blue dye added. I left it in a vacuum for about 12 hours , The dye did not penatrate all the way thru , it is still white in the middle , I am going to try another and let it set for 24 hours. I will let you no how that turns out.

-- Dubb , WV

3 comments so far

View Roger's profile


21055 posts in 4044 days

#1 posted 01-06-2013 11:45 AM

Very interesting.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

View Kevin's profile


74 posts in 4304 days

#2 posted 01-06-2013 09:08 PM

Did you put the hardener and dye in at the same time? And if so, what kind of proportions did you use?
I think it looks great.

View Dubb's profile


81 posts in 3233 days

#3 posted 01-06-2013 09:56 PM

Kevin I put the die in the hardner , it did not measure . I made the color very deep , my thinking was that there would be areas where the hardner would not penatrate . I have some more blanks that I have left in the hardner / dye for more than 48 hours . I will give them a week to dry and turn them I will post them if the results are differant . I have some splated maple , curly maple , and oak burl drying now.

-- Dubb , WV

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics