Do you think it will get even darker from UV/light? The ammonia (or
lye if you would have used that) reacts with the tannins. I'm not
sure what light reacts with but I fear ( well not really fear - I'd
say "think" but I don't do much of that either) that the piece may
become almost black when the cherry darkens even more from light.
This may have been discussed already but with the signal to noise
ratio lately, I haven't been visiting much.
I don't know. The little cherry clock I made last year and did a lye dye job
has only mellowed in the last 18 months, I had a good look at it last
weekend when I was visiting the friend I gave it to. Where there was *some
very small* blotching that I saw when I "lye'd" the cherry, it has evened
out with time.
I am going to go *way* out here on a limb and speculate with absolutely
nothing to back me up here, but my supposition is that there is only so much
tannin to work with, and when you use it up chemically treating the wood,
that is it, no more colour change. In other words, all you are doing is
speeding up the oxidization process, and once it is done, it is done.
I don't see any of the shit, Nfilter does work, and it works well. Only
problem is that it has disappeared from the web. I hope someone hosts the
.exe so I can point to it in the mini-faq.
Guess what I have gotten myself into? I am helping a friend teach a
woodworking extension course at a local high school in the evening. The
interesting part, the instructor is female, and so is the entire class!
Every neighbourhood has one, in mine, I'm him.
Remove the "splinter" from my email address to email me.
Newbies, please read this newsgroups FAQ.
rec.ww FAQ http://www.robson.org/woodfaq /
Crowbar FAQ http://www.klownhammer.org/crowbar
Yeah, life sucks don't it? You're spending your time with exotic Canadian
women. I'm spending my time painting my daughter's room 2 different shades
of pink. I actually had to go into the paint store and ask for a gallon of
"Little Girl". She (three years old and 1 month) wanted to help paint her
room so now I have pink all over my Carhart overalls.
What about a certain girl-at-the-beach-next-to-the-Ranger?
Guess what I've gotten myself into? I was all set to spend the winter
making a new bed and dressser with some tasty walnut.
My wife told me that I have until the end of May to make a new cradle.
So THAT'S the step I've been leaving out of my woodworking projects? I
didn't know I'm suppose to sample the wood first! Thanks for the tip
PM. BTW, how do you remove all those slivers from your tongue?
snip I was all set to spend the winter
Sounds as good or better than anything I've been able to come up with -
in my experience, the fumed cherry pieces haven't darkened any more.
None are regularly exposed to direct sunlight, but I don't think it
would do much more (if anything).
Owen Lowe and his Fly-by-Night Copper Company
Offering a shim for the Porter-Cable 557 type 2 fence design.
Just go and buy the stuff at your local ironmongers. You only need 25%
- you can buy this as a domestic cleaner, it's not some terrifying
Die Gotterspammerung - Junkmail of the Gods
I think "ironmongers" is British for hardware store.
If you can't locate it there, check out any store locally that does extensive
blueprint copying. The word is not much is done with ammonia these days, but in
some areas the word is wrong. Ammonia used to bring up blueprints is plenty
I think regular house grade ammonia will also work: it just takes a lot longer.
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