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    Birdseye dresser

    speaking of bleaching I had to bleach this dresser 2 times with the 2 part wood bleach. Jarrod put a couple patches in where the water damage was to bad to save, and I finished with 30 % Hickory and 70 % Golden Oak. Mag-na Max MLC lacquer.
    Pick 5 is hand scraping
    pick 6 is after bleach

    Pick 4 is the finish product.

    I love birdseye !
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    Another masterpiece by Dave and Jarrod!
    I agree Dave, birdseye maple is beautiful, especially since its not commonplace and a small fortune, not much work being done with it. At least in my area of the country.

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    Thanks Rich, I do not see much of it but when I do I get excited over it. I really want to build a Flint Lock Fowler out of Birds Eye one day.
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    Once again Dave, nice work.
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    Dave are you using some kind of special bleach as opposed to the bleach bleach I buy at the grocery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    the bleach bleach I buy at the grocery?
    You have double strength bleach in Canada
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    dave if it isnt to late could you post a pic of the large repair on the top so we can see the great job of matching you can do?
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    Sure is some pretty wood and nice work too
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    Sweet! Like Larry, I'd love to see how the patch was blended in color-wise. It sure looks invisible in the 4th photo. For the patch, it must have been challenging to find a new veneer that matched the birdseye grain.
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    The 1st pic is the main damage. The spot is 5"x7" and it was soft down to the substright. Jarrod pulled the veneer off used wood hardener and then laid the veneer back on. The smaller spot was a cut out and new veneer was added. Light plays a big deal on new patches. So unless I aged the wood with I should have you going to see the light hit the new wood through the finih and glaze. But it still came out nice. Unless your standing over top the piece it's barely noticeable.
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