I have dyed some necks black in the past with good results, now I have a poplar fretboard that I want to change to black to match a build in progress, then clear coat.See any reason why this wouldn't…Continue
Wanted to use one of the 4" gold hurricane sound hole covers for an amp build but the 4" wide spacing pattern does not adapt to the standard speakers from Gitty which are 3" spacing.Pic on Gitty…Continue
"I have used the steel wool and vinegar for quite some time on my customers custom picture framing and it works quite well. Sometimes when first applied it almost has a purple tint but then darkens to sometimes dark gray and sometimes to…"
"I'd add another step - pour the mixture thru a coffee filter into a second jar to get rid of any little pieces of steel. With some of the oak pieces I did it raised the grain quite a bit giving a rougher feel, others only darkened and…"
"I have had great success using cheap black spray paint as wood stain... hose the board down, grab a rag dampened with mineral spirits and wipe most of the paint away... it works great... let dry and add 2-3 coats of poly, it looks awesome..."
You are the master of this method and are absolutely correct. Guess I should have mentioned oak works best. I believe this is due to the tannic acid content. It also works pretty well on walnut and mahogany.
If anybody doesn't know the…"
"It'll work fine. Just keep in mind that softer woods like Pine, Cedar and Poplar will absorb a lot of stain/dye and have a darker appearance than a harder wood like Oak, Maple or Mahogany.
I did a build with Red Oak neck and fretboard, but had…"