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Posted on Need tips on finishing curly maple to a nice brown for flag display case

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#1 posted 05-23-2019 03:48 PM

One thing I discovered was that TransFast powdered dyes do not work well for this. If you take a few drops of the dye dissolved in water and put it on a paper towel, the colors separate. Apparently the same thing happens on curly maple and the result is a mess. I couldn’t figure out why my first tests were so awful, until I realized it was the dye. Switching to TransTint fixed it.

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