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I tried dying wood. I used clothes dye, here is how.
I took some liquid clothing dye, just a little and put it into a small plastic container. I let the water evaporate out of it, then I rediluted it with alcohol. When I put the wood into it, it was almost instant that I could see vains dye into the wood about 1 inch. I only let this wood sit about 24 hours, I am sure I would have had darker results if I let it sit longer and/or let it dry and soak it again.
Staying at home and social distancing. Ok so I have a lot of time to try things.
I will in the future use a glueing jig to keep the blank lined up correctly. This was right on, on one side but a little twisted on the other. Also it is very important to make the inserts the same thickness as the wood that is cut out. In my case I used a saw blade about 3/16 inch and had pieces that fit into the cut snugly. If you don't pay attention to the thickness your lines won't line up.
Made using maple and dyed maple. The inside is not finished on this one, but it is hollowed out and the pattern is visible from the inside. I will be making more of these in the future. I think they're cool.
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