India Ink?
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  Re: India Ink? by fptahoe (I am going to build ...)
I went to Lowes yesterday.  It appears that they are phasing out Polyshades (oil-based), with just some spotty inventory and not black glossy finish (just satin).  Any time they add dulling agents to the clear it will make the black seem more like gray.  I will check Home Depot next.
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  Re: India Ink? by fptahoe (I am going to build ...)
(04-07-2021, 04:39 PM)fptahoe Wrote:  She wants it to be black, but for the wood grain to show, so painting is not an option.  

I have been flaming wood when I have a need to go ash or black and the grain to show.
With a hand torch burn to charcoal and wire bush to the shade wanted.  Lightly sand and finish 
I have done several tables and currently a flamed and varnished oak writing desktop.
Finishes very nicely.
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  Re: RE: India Ink? by Tankwood ([quote='fptahoe' pid...)
(05-16-2021, 02:34 PM)Tankwood Wrote: I have been flaming wood when I have a need to go ash or black and the grain to show.
With a hand torch burn to charcoal and wire bush to the shade wanted.  Lightly sand and finish 
I have done several tables and currently a flamed and varnished oak writing desktop.
Finishes very nicely.

Please post some photos.  That sounds interesting.  Thanks.

John
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