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    Playing with color

    Today was another day in the spray booth. I went from a maple stain for a chair, then I have 3 stadium style chairs to stain Honey oak, so I added hickory and green to the maple , tweaked it up a bit and pulled off a beautiful honey oak . Then from there I needed a rich mahogany, I took a red mahogany added a bit of green and came up with a rich cherry / mahogany which is probably my favorite color , then I had a walnut chair I cleaned the cup at this point and used a dark walnut with a touch of green. I was niice to see everything flow one after another with little effort.
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    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    It is interesting, the colors certainly are a lot more consistent this way than without adding tinting.

    I've been avoiding going down the spray path for a looonnnggg time, but the water born stuff is removing my major blocking issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    It is interesting, the colors certainly are a lot more consistent this way than without adding tinting.

    I've been avoiding going down the spray path for a looonnnggg time, but the water born stuff is removing my major blocking issue.
    far rt is maple 1st chair ,to the left 2nd chair is honey oak added hickory and green , 2nd from the lt is the mahogany added tint to the mix , the walnut I dumped the cup and made a walnut and green mix
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    They all look nice Dave.

    Over the years I've seen so many of those Lyre back chairs sell for almost nothing.

    They do match the Duncan Phyfe dining tables pretty well in style.

    Probably the most intriguing set of Lyre backs I saw in an antique shop a while back,

    they were jet black with warm toned cream leather seats, and the lyres were painted gold with decorative details artist brush painted on them in cream green and black.
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    Scott , things come in waves, I'll not see these for years and then all of a sudden I get a few in from different customers. This is a nice one that we just reglued for the customer.

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    That's a real good looking piece.
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Smith View Post
    That's a real good looking piece.
    ..

    the owner is a fruit cake. 1st she wanted it stripped and reglued and bleached. The she called and said just reglue. So after we re-glue it she calls and says she wants it stripped and she will decided on beaching and maybe finishing.
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    dave .. when you do a color job on a piece like that or similar it has color in the wood already,, so lets say you had all new wood,, then the color is just laying on top of the wood right? i have some chairs that if you scratch them at all they are raw wood under it .. where as a oil base or water base STAIN would color the wood with some depth right?
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