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    Turquoise Dye

    Does anybody have experience with using RIT dye (the kind you can buy in grocery stores) on wood? I understand that Royal Blue and Kelley Green make Turquoise dye, something I'm in need of. RIT dye would be a lot less money than the Transfast dyes etc.

    Thanks, DKT

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    Rit dye will work, but the color fades as it's exposed to UV. The Transfast (and Transtint) dyes seem expensive, but they are very concentrated, so a little goes a long way.And I can attest to the Transfast turquoise dye...it rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    And I can attest to the Transfast turquoise dye...it rocks.

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    Beautiful work, can you tell us what wood you are using ?

    DKT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dietrich Trenner View Post
    Beautiful work, can you tell us what wood you are using ?

    DKT
    Thanks. That piece is curly maple. I first dyed it black, then sanded it back to expose the majority of the wood, leaving only the porous parts of the wood black. I followed that up with the turquoise dye, and finished it with clear gloss spray can lacquer.

    As an aside, I sold this piece a few weeks ago to the president of the turning club I belong to. His wife saw it at a show and had to have it. It was one of my favorites, but I was glad to see it go to someone who'd appreciate it.
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    Vaughn a little hi jack but i had to say this piece is beautiful. Must be kinda sad to part with a piece like that regardless of money. Nice work. But will say never figured you would use poly.

    Sorry Dietricht for the detour

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