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Zzzzz
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A while ago someone on the forum talked about using wood stain that came in colors, well I actually tried it out with a yellow colored wood stain and thought I would post a pic for everyone to see. The color looks great, cant wait to go pick up some semi-gloss krylon spray to finish the final look of the piece.....

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What brand did you use? I just bought some today, called "Woodburst," and am very disappointed with the color.

-- Matthew

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FastLearner wrote:
What brand did you use? I just bought some today, called "Woodburst," and am very disappointed with the color.

-- Matthew

I mention the brand to Mattew in chat, but so others know :

MINWAX - Water-Based Wood Stain (Decorator Tint Formula) from Home Depot. Oh and I only did one coat for these.

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Did you follow the same method that Bri described, shaking a ziplock baggy with the stain and pieces inside?

-Bryk

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Yepp, I put the pieces in the baggy with the stain (though I put too much stain in the bag for what I was testing on), shook the bag, removed the pieces and used a paper towel to dry them off.

As I said if only I had a semi-gloss or gloss finishing spray to complete the process. I think they would really look great.

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wood bits

Greetings,
Glad it worked for you! Mineral oil from the pharmacy gives a nice finish, not too glossy and makes the colors a bit darker and richer. Very cheap to use.

I'm testing a 25% beeswax and 75% walnut oil mixture applied to the warmed wood bits. They sure smell good! The wax lends a nice slightly 'non-slip' grip and the walnut oil cures to a hard oil finish. I've used it on my carved wooden spoons with great results.

I use the clear minwax with custom tints. The joe behind the counter didn't use the right formula for red and I ended up with a magenta for $1/quart. Nice, but not what I asked for. Haven't shopped for a while, does anyone know of a source for the basic colors red, green, blue and black in waterbased stains?

Play well,
Bryanna

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Re: wood bits

BTB wrote:
I'm testing a 25% beeswax and 75% walnut oil mixture applied to the warmed wood bits.

Hey Bryanna, how warm is "warm" -- and how do you warm them -- just pop 'em in the oven?

Also, how do you mix the 25/75 solution? Do you heat the beeswax? Heat the oil and let it melt the beeswax? I'm a total newb on this, so please forgive these really basic questions.

Thanks!

K.

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beeswax/walnut oil mix

Greetings,

I heated the several tablespoons of oil in the microwave and added a small chunk of filtered natural beeswax. Keep stirring until the beeswax melts. When cool it is soft-solid, like room temperature butter.

For my wooden spoons, I heat them one at a time in the microwave for 9 seconds. It's very warm, but still able to hold in my bare hands. Rub a bit of the beeswax mix onto my hands then caress the spoon all over. Let cool and repeat several thin coats and end with a vigorous buff with a cotton cloth.

For checkers I'm trying to find a way to do them in batches of 50-100. Maybe heat the checkers in a low oven in a steel mixing bowl. Heat the wax/oil in the microwave and drizzle sparingly over the checkers while stirring. To buff, I would tumble them in a pillowcase in the clothes dryer set on air. Now I haven't tried it yet, but In Theory it should work.

Let me know your results!
Thanks,
Bryanna

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Thanks, Bryanna. Can't wait to give those techniques a try.

K.

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Kreitler wrote:
Thanks, Bryanna. Can't wait to give those techniques a try.

K.

I love your avatar, Kreitler :)

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Oracle wrote:
I love your avatar, Kreitler :)

Couldn't resist -- M.U.L.E. is a great game.
Your avatar is a lot cuter, though... :)

K.

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TTT for me ;D

Thanks Zzzzz

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