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alcohol or water

by daddydave
posted 02-07-2017 05:29 PM

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Les Casteel

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#1 posted 02-07-2017 05:37 PM

I believe in using alcohol as it raises grain far less than water and dries lightning fast. You can check out one of my demonstrations at my woodturning club (Woodturners Of Southwest Missouri)

I havn’t tried the mineral soak so can’t speak to it. But, if it works (or not) please let us know.

Good Luck!

-- Les, Missouri,

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#2 posted 02-07-2017 05:43 PM

I prefer alcohol also for the same reason as stated, none or minimal grain raising. I also use that 50/50 mix to pop the grain or an oil based stain. You dye to get color, oil to pop the grain and give the wood some depth.

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#3 posted 02-07-2017 06:32 PM

Plus one on alcohol.

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#4 posted 02-07-2017 10:46 PM

Alcohol won’t raise the grain, but if you don’t add a binder, it will start wiping off when you wipe on the blo/ms mix. Couple of ways to go – 1) use a little shellac as a binder in the alcohol dye, or you can get oil soluable dye (I use WD Lockwood and naptha as solvent) and mix in a little blo or varnish for a binder. You might find this info useful.

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