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.

Events

Come join us at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking Open House at the Manchester Woodcraft. Saturday September 8th from 9AM-3PM.  Vendors, demonstrators & exhibits. Lie Nielsen Tools will be there!

The September meeting will be on Tuesday September 25th at 6:30PM at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking at the Manchester Woodcraft. 

Cameron Johnson will be demonstrating "Getting to the Bottom of Hollowing".

Come join us at the Parkerville Wood Products Open House.  Saturday September 29th from 8AM-4PM.  

Jim Kephart's Open Shop Sunday September 30th 1-4PM. Bring tools, wood & turn with fellow wood turners.  Remember to please contact Jim if you are interested in attending

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