I'd like to use ebonized walnut as edge trim (3/4 x 1) for the shelves
in an entertainment center.
However, my experience has always been that there may be a few mil
offsets between the trim and the shelf. Typically, a few swipes with
a scraper or plane and everything's good.
This is fine with bare wood. Dyed wood, different story. The dye
doesn't penetrate much more than a few mils and scraping may remove
all color. Not a good solution.
I tried dry fitting the trim and cleaning the offsets up before dying
and gluing. This almost works.
Does anyone have any better suggestions? The best would be "do this
to get through penetration with the dye."
On Jun 13, 7:01 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Maybe not a better solution, but something that will work. Put your
first coat of finish on your shelf, but not your trim. Dry fit.
Attach the trim using your chosen method, and leave the trim only
proud, not the shelf. If you slice off a piece of the "ebonized"
material, you can touch it up with your dye and a Q - tip by carefully
swabbing on the dye in the bare or discolored areas. The finish on
the shelf will keep the dye off the wood, and therefore keep it from
getting any dye.
Mind your first coat of finish. If it is shellac or sanding sealer,
make sure you don't thin the dye with alcohol, or use a NGR (non grain
raisings are usually at least part alcohol in solvency) dye that isn't
Finish as normal.
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