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    Qtr sawn oak finish

    ok folks, whats your favorite finish for showing the fleck pattern in QTR sawn oak?
    Dye?, and if so what mix.
    Stain what color, and if you have any pics show them off

    i am looking for a medium brown..and i have some lighter wood that i need to blend in with some darker wood.
    thanks for the help
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    Ammonia fuming I think is the best and real way to pop the grain pattern.

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    You KNOW my choice. Adding some transtint, will get you to the color you want.

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    I'm with bruce, transtint or trans fast followed by U Know Whant. Or get a darker color and add a few drops of it.
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    don you got a recipe for a trans tint color, i have used 1/4 cup of shellac with 12 drops of golden brown and its to light..looked tonight at wood crafts sample board of trans tint and what i got outa my mix isnt where jeffs sample board is???
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    Larry add a little more until you get the tone you want.
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    Since all wood stain has finely ground pigment in it, it will cloud the finish. I happen to like the tone that linseed oil imparts to q-sawn oak. It turns it a golden color & allows the flecks to show just beautifully. Wipe on a wet coat, let soak in for while & wipe away. You can do this until the wood soaks no more & just leave it if you don't want a shiney on-the-surface look, or let it dry a few days & apply your choice of on-the-surface finishes. For interior use where I don't worry about water marks, I like a clear shellac lightly rubbed out with 0000 steel wool. Otherwise a clear poly is good. If you use shellac, make sure the linseed oil has cured for several days, as it's a different solvent base that the oil.

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