On the top is a freshly turned Red Alder bowl.
As it dries, the alder bowl turns splotchy red. Different bowl redden different amounts. How can I control the amount the bowl turns red? Ideally it would either not turn red, or completely turn red.
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Streaming the alder for 15 minutes in a vegetable steamer prevented any reddening. I think I'd also get a different color if i used more aged wood. Thanks for the suggestion @encnerwal!
Update: oxalic acid will remove all reddening and vinegar will remove most. The bowl ends up a bit more of a yellow color overall.