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Post  Vlad on Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:56 pm

Wood: Dark stained Beech. Very common timber but this one has very nice flames.
Top coat: Tung oil with some resin.

Dimensions:
21 x 16 x 5 cm
8,3'' x 6,3" x 2"

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Post  Marty Weiser on Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:45 am

Very nice. I really like the fames in the top.

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Post  Vlad on Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:44 am

Thank you, Marty. I was a bit concerned about the result after applying a dye but it looks OK. Hope to produce more this year - need to figure out how to squeeze it between riding my MTB and taking care of my garden.
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Post  John Quinn on Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:37 pm

Nice shape...I liked the unstained look too.

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Post  Vlad on Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:57 am

@ John Quinn I was thinking about that.

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But I had to try a dye on beech. Last year I have tried it on apple wood and it has resulted in heavy blotching. I hope to produce a stand from apple wood near soon and that will stay natural.

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Post  Marty Weiser on Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:15 am

I like the top of the unstained stand, but not the side view - it seems too pale. I can be difficult to find the optimal color.

To avoid blotching, you might want to try sealing the grain before staining. A coat of dewaxed shellac is fairly common at the 1/4 - 1/2 lb per quart (120 - 240 g/liter) cut rate.

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Post  Vlad on Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:43 am

I have never used a shellac before. I have always considered it as a challenging product to apply correctly.. For sure our grandfathers had used it. But then there was a long period of time under a single star and for different reasons we have lost a lot of our historic skills... Luckily thats over. For sure I know I will start using a shellac in near future. And to use it as a washcoat could be the first step into this direction. Thank you for your advice, Marty.
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