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bowlturner's answer is correct, and will probably give you the results you are looking for. But it inspired me to experiment, mostly to see how sharp an edge I could get. Hardwood Guide As you can see, just setting down a piece of hardwood makes an obvious, if not sharp, line. The main problem is getting into the corner. I tried to only scorch the pine, so ...


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Apparently there is at least one method of doing this, by chemically breaking down or replacing wood lignin with acrylic. However this method may only be practical in laboratory-type settings, or at least its not like there is an obvious readily-available product to do it. But it could be with some more digging that a practical process could be described. ...


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Clorox seems like a cruel thing to put on wood. I imagine that you'll feel very upset then by the thought of using lye on wood, but that too is widely done :-) It feels "dryer" or something. That may be salt residue. Briskly brushing the surface may remove this and return the wood to feeling like it did prior to bleaching. Is doing this a mistake? ...


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At this point, you have numerous options: Replace the mismatched parts with red oak. Experiment with dye and/or stain on several scrap pieces to try to get them to match the coloring of the red oak. This will be incredibly difficult, and even if you do succeed, they may age differently. Rather than trying to match the red oak, experiment with dye and/or ...


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I am assuming you are using the torch to 'scorch' the wood and not really burn it. I think that clamping another piece of wood as a "sacrificial piece" onto the line should work just fine. Doing this light enough and you can reuse the one board over and over again. if it is getting to burnt than run it through the jointer to square it up again. Using a ...


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There are a few ways that wood ages when exposed to the elements and light. How the wood looks as it ages is dependent on a number of factors: type of elements, amount and type of light, where the wood is harvested from (i.e., closer to the bark or heartwood), how it is finished, etc. All of these and more will affect the look of the material over time. And,...


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Adding to rob's answer. There is nothing wrong with using different woods in a project and most projects have a couple different ones in them any way. Most drawers are made of a cheaper wood and the face is the only piece that has the more expensive wood that matches the rest of the case. So you have the table top, (Which I assume is where most of the oak ...


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I would try applying blue painter's tape to the plywood before I routed out the inner circle. Then route the inner circle, which will also cut away the tape. Then when you paint the interior, the painter's tape will be perfectly masking the top, so you don't have to worry about slop. When the paint is dry, remove the painter's tape. The downside to this is, ...


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Make another ring (Piece A) that is somewhat larger in outside diameter than your final item, but with the same inner diameter and open at the bottom. Make this from fairly thin material. This will be the stencil/mask to keep paint off the unpainted sections. Next, make a solid circle that is a close fit for the interiors (Piece B). This should be thicker ...


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It looks like you have a solid disc of plywood, with a ring stuck on the top. If so, proceed as follows. Mark out the inner and outer circles of the discs. Paint the inner circle (but not the outer circle). There is quite a bit of room for error here, so you can use a fairly large brush, or spray with a mask. Cut out the upper rings. Paint the inner edge ...


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If you only need to present a darker wood, but not charred or completely black, aluminum foil or aluminum tape should work well. Aluminum is great because it conducts heat very well, spreading the heat harmlessly across a larger surface of metal. wide aluminum tape should give you a very sharp line without the problems that the corners of higher templates ...


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