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    Overlord of Music McCreed's Avatar
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    Thanks to Eric67 and his glue spots in veneer thread Iíve got a finish in mind.
    Golden Teak into Chili Pepper into Mahogany.
    So you did the hair dryer thing?
    Eric certainly got a great result that way. I'm sure that is the first I've seen/read of the technique. A good one to add to the book!

    I like your colour idea there too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McCreed View Post
    So you did the hair dryer thing?
    Eric certainly got a great result that way. I'm sure that is the first I've seen/read of the technique. A good one to add to the book!

    I like your colour idea there too.
    Perhaps I didnít really do the hair dryer step properly. I ended up scraping out the veneer join with a blade and filling with natural timber mate. Some areas were obviously worse then others. Looks a bit noticeable at the moment, hopefully staining will help. As for the colour, I think Iím going to work pretty hard to get it dark enough not to be pink. Further more I think it will shift to more orange if I was to use Tru Oil.

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    Further more I think it will shift to more orange if I was to use Tru Oil.
    Maybe try a homebrew wipe-on poly instead of Tru Oil. Poly doesn't have the amber tint that Tru Oil does. (I think the colour in TO is a result of having Boiled Linseed Oil as an ingredient).

    50/50 oil based poly/turps will give you a good wipe-on consistency and is every bit as manageable as Tru Oil IMO. You can use gloss or satin poly too.
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    Yes, poly is whatís going on.
    Well, not what I was going for, but you get what you get and you donít get upset. Iíll work with it.
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    Well, not what I was going for, but you get what you get and you donít get upset.
    I think it looks very good. It's quite an even transition, and I reckon it will come alive nicely with a clear coat on there.
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    Yeah thanks. Itís actually one of those rare situations where it looks better in real life than the photo.

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    1st coat of gloss poly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMark View Post
    1st coat of gloss poly.
    Very nice.

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    lookin good, love the colour
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMark View Post
    1st coat of gloss poly.
    Ayayayay! This is looking superb DM!
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