Central Connecticut Woodturners

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Better Woodturning Through Chemistry

Ebonizing is a technique that leaves the wood deep black without obscuring the grain figure.  Use species with a high tannin content like oak, walnut, mahogany or even cherry. Soak a wad of fine steel wool or rusty nails in white vinegar overnight.  Brush the solution on the raw wood. This will raise the grain so cut it back with 0000 steel wool or 400+ paper. Repeat several times until the desired depth is achieved.  Let the piece dry thoroughly, then finish with your favorite top coat.
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Events

The October meeting will be on Tuesday October 24th at 6:30PM at Jim Kephart's shop 85 Hilliard St., Manchester

George Upton will be demonstrating.

Jim Kephart's Open Shop Sunday October 29th 1-4PM. Bring tools, wood & turn with fellow wood turners.  Remember to please contact Jim if you are interested in attending.

Turn for Troops Turn-a-thon  Sat Nov 12th Manchester Woodcraft