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

CCW Annual Picnic - Sat August 12th 11am-4pm at Alicia & Butch's house 36 Randall Rd., Lebanon, CT.  Pot Luck.  RSVP - please call Lynda (review club memeber listing ph#)
 
Open Shop Events:
NO OPEN SHOP at Jim Kephart's in August
 
The September meeting will be on Tuesday September 26th at 6:30PM at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking at the Manchester Woodcraft.  Eric Holmquist will be demonstrating.  PIZZA PARTY at 6PM too!  Spouse Show & Tell!!