I've been looking to try some aniline wood dye on some purpose-built git boxes..LPG's, reso's and the like. I usually stain or paint, then clear 'em, but the examples of dyed wooden items, including guitars, can look quite stunning, far more color and grain than the stains I've used. Aniline wood dye powder is not too pricey, so I'm goin' in. Any of you sawdust makers have any experience with water soluble aniline wood dye, good or bad?

Views: 132

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I`ve never actually used it but having had a look on the tinterweb it seems to give a great finish but there are potential problems. Firstly some people have had issues with sun damage after a time. Not a major problem as I think that happens with most wood dyes over time.

The biggest issue for me is that, historically there have been health issues with it. When first discovered it was said to be very toxic. Obviously there ill have been improvements but even now gloves, masks and ventilation seem to be the order of the day.

It is inexpensive, looks good and probably good enough for the Chinese to use in their builds!

I`ll be curious to hear any user comments that will allay any health fears.

I like mixing Watco Transparent Danish oil or MinWax Tung oil with artist’s oil paint. Teak oil works well as a base too? Good luck on this, let us know what you find out?

I have used the Keda dyes.I mixed the according to the directions using a pint of water. I would try using less water which should intensify the color. Interesting stuff to work with, a lot different than wood stain.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Forum

Discussion: Toothpick Frets?

Started by Habanera Hal in Feature Articles. Last reply by Mark Miller Nov 17. 27 Replies

Your take on this bizarre guitar

Started by Infirmity Citrus President in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Vladimir Mazic Nov 16. 11 Replies

Latest Activity

Doug Thorsvik commented on Doug Thorsvik's photo
Thumbnail

Blue Ribbon CBG

"Thanks Alan! I do lean towards the simple. Playability is my top priority and this one has great…"
8 hours ago
Poorness Studios posted a video

Unboxing a Homemade Kazoo (from one of my subscribers)

Welcome back to Kazoo Fridays! Somebody sent me this homemade kazoo to unbox on my channel. He also sent me a video a fourth graders playing some homemade ka...
8 hours ago
t-belly johnson liked bemuzic's video
11 hours ago
AGP # commented on Doug Thorsvik's photo
Thumbnail

Blue Ribbon CBG

"Nice Looking Clean Uncomplicated Build Doug, Well Done! :-)"
11 hours ago
AGP # liked Doug Thorsvik's photo
11 hours ago
AGP # liked bemuzic's video
11 hours ago
bemuzic commented on bemuzic's video
Thumbnail

Busker Vs sound of Sainsbury’s shopping trollies! Winter Song - with 3 string Cigar Box Guitar

"Thanks John, yes we're having a pretty cold spell atm here. Happy Christmas to you and Linda.…"
12 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Chuck otto's photo
13 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Doug Thorsvik's photo
13 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Doug Thorsvik's photo
13 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Doug Thorsvik's photo
13 hours ago
BrianQ. liked Doug Thorsvik's photo
14 hours ago

Music

© 2022   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->