I'm trying to use the Jeff Jewitt Arts & Crafts finish process on
some white oak, as outlined in FWW (Issue with the Cherry Shaker Clock
om the cover)
Process is a dye stain to add color, followed by pigment stain to color
I used transtint reddish brown for the dye, and Watco dark walnut for
the pigment (it contains the required gilsonite, or asphaltum)
My problem is the pores aren't taking the dark color, it's as if they
are coated in Watco-repelling teflon. Everything is colored correctly
except the pores! Simalar results were obtained with Minwax dark walnut.
I can think of a few things to try next:
Try some gel stain to color the pores.
Try some homemade gilsonite (roofing cement & mineral spirits)
Use dark colored wax.
Any other ideas??? (Oh yeah, I'm doing this all on scrap for now)