Post by rickblacker on Nov 25, 2009 22:21:15 GMT -5
What does this have to do with tech? I'll tell you.
My wife decided to make cranberry sauce from scratch. When she was done, she had shown me the spatchula she had used. it was wooden and it was all stained. See where I'm heading?
Those cranberries took a normal wooden spatchula and turned it into a very beautiful cranberry color. I'm temped when I build my next guitar, to cook up some cranberries into a puree and stain my guitar with it...
Now, I know it's very liquidie, but still.. Wipe on, wipe off, wipe on wipe off until you get a nice deep rich cranberry color.
I can tell ya from experience. That poplar takes a stain really well. Even the end cut when stained do not darken up badly like some other woods.
This is a cool idea for sure! I have read about people making there own stains before. Like from metal oxides to make rust colors etc.
I would guess you'd need a water based clear to go over that stain if you make it. Tung oil would probably work well also.
I got a stripped body made from alder. Wonder how that'd take a stain. Been wanting to try a clear finish. Especially after the last few painting fiasco's! lol
Oh yeah, MinWax makes a wipe on poly that is water based. I recently used it on some birch cabinets that I am making for a ladies business. Works like a freaking charm! Dries in about 45 minutes. Steel wool then another coat and they looked really nice.