This is an experiment in color! Please let me know what you think!
Plain maple bowl, with no interesting grain characteristics, dyed with RIT Crimson Red dye. The dye was dissolved (somewhat) in DNA and applied to the bowl using a 1” foam brush. I have dyed a couple of white birch hollow forms before and thought I knew what to expect – wrong! The maple sucked in the DNA dye mixture so fast that it was hard to keep a wet edge while applying the dye. Would have been nicer to have had a bucket to just dip the bowl in – but maybe next time! Anyway, the bowl sucked in so much of the dye that it warped – BAD. Thought it was going to split right down the middle but as it dried out it did return to its finished form.
Crimson Red Maple Bowl, 8 ½” x 3 ½” x 5/16” thick, sanded to 320 grit and has 7 coats of Minwax Wipe-On Gloss Poly. Plan on buffing it once the poly cures for a few weeks.
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As always, your comments, opinions and critiques are welcome!
Thanks for looking!