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Timbuck
04-21-2016, 11:29 PM
I've been asked for a darker stained finish soprano...So i'm going to give this one a try.
Review to come later ;)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0026_zpslu3hj1nx.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/PICT0026_zpslu3hj1nx.jpg.html)

mikeyb2
04-22-2016, 04:45 AM
I'll look forward to seeing the result, I've considered that myself after trying Liberon brown which was far too red for my liking.Mike

cml
04-22-2016, 06:48 AM
Use gloves :)! I stained my electric uke today, my hands are spotted with brown all over...

Vespa Bob
04-22-2016, 07:32 AM
Same here! I still can't get some of the stain off my fingers after spraying my sunburst top! Nothing seems to take it off completely, including acetone, alcohol and lacquer thinners.

Bob

Pete Howlett
04-22-2016, 10:25 AM
Dichromate of potash.... chemical stain gives best results.

Timbuck
04-22-2016, 11:49 AM
Dichromate of potash.... chemical stain gives best results.
I've got some of that Pete , I'll compare the results...but up to now the birchwood is looking very good, a sort of dark chocolate brown.

Michael N.
04-22-2016, 12:10 PM
What's it going on to? Walnut or another wood?

Timbuck
04-22-2016, 12:29 PM
What's it going on to? Walnut or another wood?

It's going onto west African mahogany..in the past I've used dark oak stain on mahogany with good results.

Pete Howlett
04-22-2016, 07:18 PM
Chemical stains penetrate better. I use a combination as insurance against rub-through.
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Timbuck
04-26-2016, 03:29 AM
Going well so far Mrs T says its the easiest one She's used so far..Lots less trouble than the spirit based types....It still needs a few more coats of FP.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0001_zpsctpheyce.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/PICT0001_zpsctpheyce.jpg.html)

mikeyb2
04-26-2016, 04:11 AM
looking good, I'll have to try this. The brown dyes I've tried so far such as Liberon, are far too red for me. How much dilution Ken? Thanks Mike.

Timbuck
04-26-2016, 04:52 AM
looking good, I'll have to try this. The brown dyes I've tried so far such as Liberon, are far too red for me. How much dilution Ken? Thanks Mike.
That was neat straight from the bottle..No mixes ;)

mikeyb2
04-26-2016, 06:39 AM
That was neat straight from the bottle..No mixes ;)
thanks Ken.

Flyfish57
04-26-2016, 07:38 AM
Looks like a winner to me!

Inksplosive AL
04-28-2016, 11:33 PM
Tasty that's a mighty fine looking chair and a hell of a ukulele as well.

I do plan to own one of your ukuleles some day.

~peace~

Timbuck
04-29-2016, 05:05 AM
Tasty that's a mighty fine looking chair and a hell of a ukulele as well.

I do plan to own one of your ukuleles some day.

~peace~
Chesterfield Captains Chair....You've just got to have one when you get to my age.:old:
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/captains%20chair_zps6ehxfiy0.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/captains%20chair_zps6ehxfiy0.jpg.html)

Michael N.
04-29-2016, 05:29 AM
Does it swivel? As long as it swivels, you get a foot rest with it and you can nod off, I'm up for it.

Timbuck
04-29-2016, 05:48 AM
Yes ! Swivel and tilt...and I've got the foot rest as well :)

Timbuck
05-02-2016, 05:08 AM
First soprano completed, This Birchwood Casey wallnut stain looks pretty good...I'm using it on an old piano stool that i'm converting into a table, and it dont look too bad on that.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0010_zpsxaffebli.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/PICT0010_zpsxaffebli.jpg.html)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0021_zpsc9stoeiu.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/PICT0021_zpsc9stoeiu.jpg.html)

Timbuck
05-07-2016, 04:04 AM
Dichromate of potash.... chemical stain gives best results.

Here is a sample of Birchwood stain on the left and Dichromate of potash on the right...as you can see there is hardly any diference. Both good ;)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/PICT0001_zps0v1jdtyg.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/PICT0001_zps0v1jdtyg.jpg.html)