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

Holiday Party

When: Tuesday  December 17th 6:30PM - 9PM

Where: Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking located at the Manchester Woodcraft.

What: Potluck supper

Don't forget to bring your grab bag gift. 

Chris Ormsby memorial wood auction.

Mark you calendars for The New England Woodworking Show at the Eastern States Expo in W. Springfield, Mass.  Friday January 10th through Sunday January 12th. 

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