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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The March meeting will be on Tuesday March 27th at 6:30 PM at Parkerville Wood Products at 580 Parker Street, Manchester, CT.

Eric Holmquist will be demonstrating "Dyes & Coloring".

Jim Kephart's Open Shop Sunday March 25th 1-4PM.  Bring your tools, wood & come have fun.  If interested please contact Jim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.