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 February meeting will take place on Tuesday February 26th at 6:30PM at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in the Manchester Woodcraft located at 249 Spencer St., Manchester, CT. 

Kip Lockhart will be demonstrating segmenting

Jim Kephart Open Shop - Sunday Feb 24th from 1-4PM.  Bring your tools, wood & come have fun.  If interested please contact Jim at jimkephart@aol.com

 

 

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