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

The Woodworking Show  will be held January 10th-12th up at the Big E in the Young building.  Times are Friday 12-6; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-3.  Come out to see your fellow turners!

The January meeting will take place on Tuesday January 28th at 6:30PM.    Meeting will be held at at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in the Manchester Woodcraft located at 249 Spencer St., Manchester, CT. 

The cancelled December holiday party will be at the January meeting.  Club will provide for pizza party.  Please bring a dessert and grab bag gift.  The Chris Ormsby memorial wood auction will take place this night as well. Cash/check or credit card

 Bring your ideas for demos for 2020!

facebook