Author Topic: Turning Bois D; Arc brown  (Read 92 times)

Offline ben

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Turning Bois D; Arc brown
« on: April 14, 2019, 05:21:05 PM »
Does anyone know of a method to turn Bois D" Arc the deep brown color that it gets as it ages. I know the U V is what does it but just want to hurry it up.


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Re: Turning Bois D; Arc brown
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 08:53:51 AM »
Benney: I know that "easy off oven cleaner" works on cherry to turn it dark. Try it on a scrap of Osage.

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Re: Turning Bois D; Arc brown
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 10:57:31 AM »
There's a method to turn hedge green using a vinegar & rusty metal mixture I believe.  There's a discussion or two somewhere in these forums, I'm sure.

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Re: Turning Bois D; Arc brown
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 08:36:28 PM »
never tried oven cleaner will have to try that.

I have done a lot of the wool and vinegar thing but just trying to figure out hot to make it a dark brown without using a dye.


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Re: Turning Bois D; Arc brown
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 10:02:38 PM »
 Benny, best thing is to soak it in velvit oil after you turn it, then set it out in the sun.
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